Jim Moore


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Jim Moore joined the USPTO Office of Governmental Affairs in December of 2008. Jim focuses on intellectual property legislation specializing in copyright law, trade secret theft and patent reform. He often serves as a liaison between Congressional offices, Executive agencies, and public stakeholders. Prior to joining the USPTO, Jim served as counsel to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform advising Chairman Tom Davis on such diverse issues as American Competitiveness, Civil Rights, the Census, Redistricting, and Regulatory Affairs. In the course of this work he led congressional staff trips to India, Poland, and Russia for international discussions on the effects of globalization on the domestic economy. Jim also served as Redistricting Counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2002 election cycle. During the 2000 election cycle Jim worked as Senior Research Analyst for the NRCC where he helped Republican Congressional candidates better articulate the party’s policies on a multitude of issues. After receiving his law degree from North Carolina Central University, Jim worked in private practice for five years in North Carolina before moving to Washington. He also holds a degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jim is currently detailed to the Office of Innovation and Investment in the SBA as part of an interagency cooperative project focusing on SBIR/STTR reauthorization and bilateral agency collaboration.