Executive biographies

Learn more about the men and women who lead the USPTO.

Andrei Iancu

Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides...
Official portrait of Laura Peter

Laura A. Peter

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
Laura Peter is the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role...
Brendan McCommas

Brendan McCommas

Chief of Staff
Brendan McCommas is the Chief of Staff for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He previously served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce...
Drew Hirshfeld

Drew Hirshfeld

Commissioner for Patents
Drew Hirshfeld is Commissioner for Patents for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He was appointed to this position in July 2015. As Commissioner for...
Mary Denison

Mary Boney Denison

Commissioner for Trademarks
Mary Boney Denison is the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Trademarks. Ms. Denison oversees all aspects of the Trademarks organization,...
Shira Perlmutter

Shira Perlmutter

Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs
Shira Perlmutter is the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. In that position, Ms. Perlmutter serves as a policy advisor to the Under...
Frederick Steckler

Frederick Steckler

Chief Administrative Officer
Fred Steckler is the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is responsible for the delivery of all administrative service...
Chris Shipp

Christopher Shipp

Chief Communications Officer
Chris Shipp is the Chief Communications Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is responsible for the development and implementation of...
Anthony Scardino

Anthony P. Scardino

Chief Financial Officer
Anthony (Tony) Scardino is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As CFO, Mr. Scardino is the principal advisor to...
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Jamie Holcombe

Chief Information Officer
Henry (Jamie) Holcombe is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, he is the principal advisor to the...
Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

General Counsel
As USPTO's General Counsel, Sarah Harris is the principal legal advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. She...
Bismarck Myrick

Bismarck Myrick

Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity
Bismarck Myrick became the Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (formerly: the Office Civil Rights) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
Scott Boalick

Scott R. Boalick

Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Scott R. Boalick is the Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In this role, he leads the PTAB as it conducts post-grant trials, including inter partes...
Gerard Rogers

Gerard F. Rogers

Chief Administrative Trademark Judge
Gerard Rogers is the Chief Administrative Trademark Judge of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He was appointed to the position in November 2010 after serving...
Thomas Krause portrait

Thomas Krause

Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor
As Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, Thomas Krause leads a team of litigators who defend the Director of the United States Patent and...
Dana Colarulli

Dana Colarulli

Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs
Dana Colarulli is the Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs and a member of the executive management team at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which he...
John Cabeca

John Cabeca

Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of...
Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the...
Portrait of midwest regional director Damien Porcari

Damian Porcari

Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since September 2018, Damian Porcari carries out the strategic...
Hope Shimabuku

Hope Shimabuku

Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Hope Shimabuku carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of...