National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the president of the United States on America's... Patents for Humanity Patents for Humanity is the USPTO's awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. The program... Edison Visiting Scholar Program Senior scholars and experts in law, economics, and related fields invited to the USPTO to pursue their research on a wide range of topics related to IP and IP policy USPTO and National Inventors Hall of Fame programs The USPTO has partnered with the nonprofit the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) since 1973. USPTO and NIHF together run the museum located at USPTO Headquarters in... National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum is located on the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, Va. It is free and open to the public.... Collegiate Inventors Competition CIC promotes collegiate competition among the country’s finest universities and connects the inventive spirit and entrepreneurship.