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John J. Calvert

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Alexandria, VA, USA

John Calvert's responsibility as the Acting Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development includes developing ways to increase the USPTO presence in the independent inventor, small business and entrepreneurial communities, increasing opportunities for new patent holders to access assistance beyond the patent system and direct responsibility for pro bono initiatives and the independent inventor/small business Ombudsman program prescribed in the America Invents Act.

John graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Textile Technology in May 1971. He returned to N.C. State University in 1985 to pursue a Master of Science Degree in Textile Management. In February of 1990, John joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an examiner specializing in textile technology. John became a Primary Examiner in 1995 and a Supervisory Patent Examiner in 1998. John was responsible for supervising as many as 25 examiners in the areas of textile technology and absorbent products. Mr. Calvert received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior Federal service and the United States Patent and Trademark Office Exceptional Career Award. Mr. Calvert completed studies in the Syracuse University, Maxwell School certificates program of Advanced Public Management and completed the Executive Development Seminar sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management.

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