December 8, 2015
From Texas Lawbook

by Jeff Bounds

Hope Shimabuku, whose nearly 11-year legal career has included stints as an in-house attorney at Xerox Business Services and BlackBerry, will be the first director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new Dallas office.

She is a great find for the USPTO,” said Michael Pegues, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Dallas who has worked with Shimabuku over the past 10 years, including during her stays at Xerox Business Services and BlackBerry. “In a word, (Shimabuku) is a leader.”

“When she talks to you, you feel as if you are the only person in the room. She even laughs at bad jokes, including mine,” he said. “She will take a hard line when necessary. But she will do it in a way that is not off-putting.”

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