Bruce Kisliuk is a senior patent counselor in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the patents and innovation practice. A former senior executive at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Bruce has more than 30 years of intellectual property experience. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini, Bruce was the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration from 2012 to 2015, where he served as the Patent Organization's chief financial officer and oversaw the formulation and execution of the organization's $1.7 billion budget. He also oversaw all aspects of the Patent Organization's information technology management, partnering with the chief information officer to develop patent examiner systems and examination tools. Bruce previously served as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations from 2008 to 2012, during which time he oversaw multiple Technology Centers—including Chemical Technology Centers 1600 and 1700, Electrical Technology Centers 2600 and 2800, and Mechanical Technology Centers 3600 and 3700—and was responsible for all aspects of their patent examining operations, practices, and procedures.