Andrei Iancu

Fmr Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property

Commissioner for Innovation and IP Protection

America and its trade partners need to maximize their innovation output in order to compete for the technologies of the future. The Global Tech Security Commission will play a critical role in shaping policies that ensure our continued technological edge.

Andrei Iancu is a partner at Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2021, he served as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As head of the USPTO, Iancu oversaw one of the world’s largest IP offices with approximately 13,000 employees and a $3.5 billion annual budget. Prior to his government service, he spent two decades at Irell and served as the firm’s managing partner from 2012 to 2018, the maximum allowable tenure.