Teresa Stanek Rea
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the US Patents and Trademark Office, USA.
Teresa Stanek Rea is the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In this role she provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world. She has served as Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director since March 2011.
Teresa Stanek Rea spoke about the Patents for Humanity USPTO's voluntary pilot program to recognize patent owners who apply their patented technology to address humanitarian needs at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). The program advances the president’s global development agenda by rewarding companies who bring life-saving technologies to underserved people of the world, while showing how patents are an integral part of tackling the world's challenges.