Senior Legal Advisor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Raul Tamayo joined the USPTO in 2007 as a legal advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA). He became a senior legal advisor in 2012. As a senior legal advisor, Mr. Tamayo is involved with many projects, including administration of the Patent Term Restoration provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act, administration of Patents’ compliance with rulemaking considerations, such as the Paperwork Reduction Act, and implementation of pilot programs, such as the Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3), Quick Path IDS and After Final Consideration 2.0. Mr. Tamayo also focuses on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101, and is part of the team tasked with implementing eligibility policy in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Alice and Myriad decisions.
Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Tamayo spent over 8 years in private practice at Sughrue Mion, PLLC, in Washington, DC.