US Patent and Trademark Office
Laura Peter is the deputy under secretary of commerce for IP and deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is the principal advisor to the director of USPTO, and responsible for all agency operations including oversight for the four USPTO regional offices and managing 13,000 employees. She is playing a key role in the USPTO’s efforts to push the envelope on artificial intelligence. Prior to joining the USPTO, Peter was the deputy general counsel of IT company A10 Networks.