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Bruce Kisliuk

Senior Patent Counselor, Patents and Innovations

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Bruce Kisliuk is a senior patent counselor in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the patents and innovation practice. A former senior executive at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Bruce has more than 30 years of intellectual property experience. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini, Bruce was the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration from 2012 to 2015, where he served as the Patent Organization’s chief financial officer and oversaw the formulation and execution of the organization’s $1.7 billion budget. He also oversaw all aspects of the Patent Organization’s information technology management, partnering with the chief information officer to develop patent examiner systems and examination tools. Bruce previously served as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations from 2008 to 2012, during which time he oversaw multiple Technology Centers—including Chemical Technology Centers 1600 and 1700, Electrical Technology Centers 2600 and 2800, and Mechanical Technology Centers 3600 and 3700—and was responsible for all aspects of their patent examining operations, practices, and procedures.

Recent Articles by Bruce Kisliuk

The Top 25 Best Songs of All Time

The premise is simple. Turn on the radio this weekend and many, if not most, radio stations will be counting down the top songs of all time in their particular genre…. When Gene interviewed me in November 2015 we did talk about music and he tells me I’ve given him a hard time about his own top 25 songs since, which he published during the 4th of July weekend 2015. I don’t remember giving him a hard time, and if I did, well, I apologize. Although looking at his list I probably should have! In any event, I’m pleased to participate in what I understand will become a yearly endeavor with different IP professionals asked to provide their own top 25 each 4th of July weekend.