Chief Policy Officer and Counsel
Council for Innovation
Jamie L. Simpson was previously the Chief Counsel for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Before that, she worked on the Senate Judiciary Committee, handling intellectual property policy while on detail from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the USPTO, she was a senior advisor to the USPTO Director, handling critical policy issues, attending meetings with the Commerce Department and White House, and helping to coordinate the agency’s work. She started at the USPTO as an associate solicitor where she defended the agency’s decisions before federal courts and worked on some of the first cases to adjudicate the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011. Earlier in her career, she was a clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and was in private practice specializing in patent litigation and licensing disputes. Jamie graduated from Harvard Law School, has an M.Sc. in Philosophy, Policy, and Social Value from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College.