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Jessica Patterson

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA

Jessica Patterson is director of international outreach and administration in the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC), overseeing the implementation of key initiatives, international coordination, and outreach in support of the organization. Ms. Patterson directs OIPC's outreach programs, analytical functions, and program management for the numerous international programs under the purview of OIPC, including Global Dossier and Access to Relevant Prior Art. She manages OIPC's IP5 activities and efforts, including leading USPTO's efforts in the Global Dossier Task Force, which is comprised of the IP5 Offices, WIPO, and the IP5 Industry. She leads OIPC’s bilateral and multilateral stakeholder engagement efforts, ensuring the organization establishes and builds relationships and coalitions with all stakeholders. Ms. Patterson began working at the USPTO in 2006 and has served in many leadership roles throughout her career. She has been involved with the Global Dossier project since 2012. In 2014, Ms. Patterson also served as president of the USPTO’s Asian Pacific American Network, a voluntary employee organization comprised of more than 800 members.