According to the Patent Office, Stephen Pinkos was sworn in August 9 as the new Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most recently, Steve was Deputy General Counsel and Staff Director of the House Judiciary Committee. USPTO Director Jon Dudas also held the post of Deputy General Counsel of the Judiciary Committee and worked with Pinkos on the Hill. For example, they were both judiciary staff members during the Clinton Impeachment and the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2000. According to Martindale, Stephen Pinkos was born in 1970 and has his JD from DePaul in Chicago. Congratulations to Steve on his new position!
Update: More info about Deputy Director Pinkos is available from the USPTO Press Release.