John Calvert

Acting Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development

Elizabeth Dougherty

Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition

Office of Innovation and Development, United States Patent and Trademark Office

As the Acting Associate Commissioner in the Office of Innovation Development at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Calvert develops ways to increase the USPTO’s presence in the independent inventor, small business, and entrepreneurial communities. He earned a BS in textile technology from North Carolina State University, worked for 13 years in the textile industry, and joined the USPTO as an examiner ...

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