Charles Kim currently serves as the Director of the Office of Petitions at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Office of Petitions reviews and decides petitions, requests, and related inquiries, regarding the filing of patent applications, revival of abandoned applications, reinstatement of expired patents, withdrawal of patent applications from issue, small entity entitlement, review of previous decisions of the Technology Centers, suspension of regulations, and questions not specifically provided for by regulations. Prior to working at the Office of Petitions, Kim served for two years as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy. Kim also previously served as a Supervisory Patent Examiner in Technology Center 2100—Computer Architecture and Software. Kim has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and received his JD degree from George Washington University Law School.