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Join the USPTO Commissioner for Patents, Vaishali Udupa for a discussion about Intellectual Property.

Vaishali Udupa is the Commissioner for Patents of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Commissioner for Patents, Ms. Udupa manages and leads the patents organization as its Chief Operating Officer. She oversees the agency’s 10,000 patents employees, including more than 9,000 patent examiners responsible for fostering the country’s innovation system by providing patent protections to inventors.

The USPTO looks forward to continuing to support students and entrepreneurs, while promoting education around intellectual property. Please visit our website for future opportunities, resources, and tools available through the USPTO. (

Event will be held on North Campus at RM 1180, first floor of the Duderstadt Center at University of Michigan, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.