Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 6.36.12 PM Vikrum Aiyer, White House

Previously, Aiyer was Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the President’s Commerce Department, where he helped advise the Secretary & Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property on policies, budget priorities, and communications of the nation’s IP agenda.

Aiyer also coordinated public-private partnership strategies aimed at expanding the national footprint of the patent & trademark office; boosting exports for small businesses; spurring advanced manufacturing opportunities in America; and ripening the business climate for start-up growth.

As a former communications advisor to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and DC Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) he has worked on communications campaigns for Congress, federal agencies, and trade associations, including the State Department, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders and the National Education Association.

In 2015 Forbes Magazine named Aiyer as 30 Under 30 to watch in Law & Policy. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and did graduate work at the George Washington University’s School of Political Management. He lives in Washington, DC, where he serves on the steering committees for Refugees International, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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