Date and Time
Wed, May 8th, 2019
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST

Inspire Park
6170 Research Rd
Frisco, TX 75033

Hope Shimabaku, Director of USPTO

As the Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Hope Shimabuku 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 Texas regional office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Shimabuku ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. Throughout her career, Ms. Shimabuku has championed diversity efforts, including service as the first Asian American Chair of the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section and was honored with the Champion of Diversity Award by the Association of Corporate Counsel and separately by the State Bar of Texas – Asian Pacific Interest Section. She has received numerous professional honors, including being honored as a Hero of Innovation by the Center for American and International Law, being selected as a Dallas Business Journal “Top 40 Under Forty,” named Dallas Business Journal’s Corporate Counsel Rookie of the Year, and selected as one of DCEO’s “500 Most Powerful Business Leaders."



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