United States Patent and Trademark Office Regional Director, Molly Kocialski, will be teaching authors what they should know about intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks and patents.
In addition, the USPTO will be hosting a resource table all day Thursday—make sure your stop by with the latest in free information.
Molly Kocialski is the the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, she brings more than twenty years of intellectual property experience to the USPTO. Most recently, she was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, Inc., where she was responsible for managing an active patent prosecution docket and was also responsible for all of the post-grant procedures and patent investigations for Oracle and its subsidiaries. Prior to Oracle, she worked at Qwest Corporation and was also in private practice in both New York and Colorado focusing on intellectual property litigation for multiple high-tech companies while maintaining an active prosecution docket.
She is a recognized IP leader in the Rocky Mountain region. She was the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Colorado Bar Association and currently serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors. She served as the head of the IP Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and currently serves on the National IP Committee of the Association of the Corporate Counsel. In 2015, she was recognized by Managing IP magazine as one of its North America Corporate IP Stars.