Serving as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, I am in charge of one of the largest intellectual property (IP) offices in the world.
Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando where she toured the university’s Maker Space Labs and announced the first round awards of the Regional Innovation Strategies Program.
As part of this work, I also have managed a nationwide grant program that funded the state broadband data collection and capacity building activities that supported each state’s effort to succeed in the digital economy, making sure that technology can help power the middle-class economy.
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker concluded the second SelectUSA Investment Summit, making it clear to the more than 2,600 people from more than 70 markets, that America is open for business.
I grew up in a town on the border between the U.S. and Mexico; a place where two cities abutted one another culturally and geographically. At the time, I was too young to understand all of the influences at play around me.