Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
As director and undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership to one of the world’s largest IP offices. He is also principal adviser to the secretary of commerce on US and international IP policy matters.
Before joining the USPTO, Mr Iancu was managing partner at Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on IP litigation and he represented clients in various technical and scientific fields.
Mr Iancu’s work has been recognised by various publications, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He has written and spoken publicly on a variety of IP issues.
Mr Iancu has a JD from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, where he has also taught patent law. He also has a master of science in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from UCLA.