Invited Speaker: Tom Beach, Chief Data Strategist, USPTO
About the Speaker
Thomas Beach serves as the Chief Data Strategist and Portfolio Manager of Patents End to End (PE2E) and Patent Trial & Appeal Board End-to-End (PTAB E2E) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As the Chief Data Strategist, Mr. Beach serves as part data strategist and adviser on the role data plays at USPTO, part steward for improving data quality and data sharing, and part technologist and developer of new data products. As a Portfolio Manager, Mr. Beach manages the business relationship between the IT and Patents and PTAB business units to ensure that Patents and PTAB have the most effective, modern IT to support patent application examination and review today and in the future.
Mr. Beach joined the USPTO in 1995 as a patent examiner in excavation and mining and became a supervisory patent examiner in 2011 in Offshore Oil & Gas Technologies and Business Methods. Mr. Beach has further served on a detail at the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, DC, focusing on the Ready to Govern: Improving the Presidential Transition program and as a Senior Advisor in Office of the Under Secret ary of Commerce for Intellectual Property at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
As a graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Engineering, Mr. Beach received his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
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