It is not about one’s roadmap to success, but one’s willingness to share a successful roadmap for success.

Derris Banks
Director for Technology Center
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Degree(s) at UMD

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland College Park, 1993

Degree(s) at Other Institutions:

  • Master of Public Administration at Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, 2007


Derris has worked at the United States Patent & Trademark Office for almost 20 years and has been endorsed by his peers for his knowledge on intellectual property, legal writing, program and project management, and legal research.


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