Congratulations. Vikrum, the new Chief of Staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Office who had originally been brought to the Patent Office under then Under Secretary David J. Kappos. Prior to joining the Patent Office, Aiyer had served as President Obama’s senior policy advisor for the innovation and manufacturing agenda at the National Economic Council.
Recognized Leadership: Aiyer has an excellent reputation amongst those with knowledge of the inside workings of the Office. Aiyer is clearly a man on the way up. Forbes named him to a “top 30 under the age of 30” list. His Patent Office biography is available at