Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Pinkos served as staff director and deputy general counsel for the House Judiciary Committee. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Pinkos served Judiciary Chairman Hyde as counsel, and from 1995 to 1998, Steve served as legislative assistant and then legislative director for Congressman Sensenbrenner. Mr. Pinkos was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., earned a B.A. degree in political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1992 and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in 1995.