Catherine Kirik - INSPIRE


Catherine Kirik - INSPIRE
The Inventor’s Resource Center would like to welcome...
Catherine Kirik
Cathie’s career has spanned 37 years in intellectual property protection. She joined the
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 1988 in the Office of Initial Patent Examination. She
was responsible for reviewing new patent applications for compliance to filing
requirements. In 1999, she became part of the newly created Office of Independent
Inventor Programs whose focus was to increase the USPTO presence and education to
the inventor community. She was part of the team that created the Inventors Resource
Page, On-Line Chats, a direct email portal for inventors, the bi-monthly newsletter,
InventorsEye, and established a complaint process for inventors as directed by the
American Inventors Protection Act (AIPA).
She has received numerous achievement awards, including the Department of
Commerce Bronze Medal for superior Federal service, an Exceptional Career
Achievement award and a Distinguished Career Achievement award.
Before joining the USPTO, Cathie, worked for the U. S. Copyright Office at the Library
of Congress for ten years providing assistance to the public in matters of litigation.
Management and Program Analyst
Office of Innovation Development
United States Patent & Trademark Office

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