U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos recently announced that DePaul law alumnus Azam Khan will serve as the deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Under Secretary and Director.
Khan joined the Patent and Trademark Office in September 2009 as a special advisor to the Under Secretary. In that role, he served as head speechwriter for the under secretary and as project lead for the Nationwide Workforce and Satellite Office initiative among others. He advised on matters related to strategic planning, policy and political issues, and operations. He also participated in drafting the office's 2010-2015 strategic plan.