IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

December 12, 2018

Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center , the 12th Annual IP Attaché Roundtable will feature presentations by each of the USPTO’s intellectual property attachés, followed by a question-and-answer session. The program will provide a unique opportunity to hear an in-...

December 14, 2018

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Boise, Idaho on December 14, with a free, one-day program that will bring together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local business people to...

January 18, 2019

Part I of the Intellectual Property Basics series will focus on an introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The discussion will also cover how to determine whether your invention is novel and illustrate the difference between...

January 29, 2019

StopFakes Roadshows are one-day seminars given by IPR experts, bringing together U.S. government tools and assistance to small and medium-sized businesses across America. StopFakes.gov Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to start-ups, entrepreneurs, small...

January 31, 2019

StopFakes Roadshows are one-day seminars given by IPR experts, bringing together U.S. government tools and assistance to small and medium-sized businesses across America. StopFakes.gov Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to start-ups, entrepreneurs, small...

February 10, 2019

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is comprised of over 3,000 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations. AUTM’s 2019 Annual Meeting invites technology transfer professionals from around the globe to...

February 15, 2019

The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part IV of the Intellectual Property Basics series which will focus on filing your patent application using the EFS-Web and managing your patent application online using Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. The...

March 11, 2019

The USPTO will be participating in the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference . On Monday, March 11th, Texas Regional Director Hope Shimabuku will serve as a panelist on the topic of "IP and the Internet of Things." Additional representatives from the USPTO will also be participating in various...

News & Updates

January 5, 2018 Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2018 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is the country's highest award for technological achievement and is presented by the President of the United…

January 13, 2016 Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Washington - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is presented each year by the President of the United States and is this country's highest award for technological…

December 22, 2015 President Obama to Honor Nation’s Leading Scientists and Innovators

Today, the White House announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The new awardees will receive their medals at a…

April 3, 2014 USPTO Creates New Office of International Patent Cooperation

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the creation of a new Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC). The OIPC will be led by Mark Powell who will serve as USPTO's first Deputy Commissioner for International Patent…

March 10, 2014 U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force to Host Multistakeholder Forum on Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  Washington- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) will hold the first meeting of the public multistakeholder forum on improving the operation of the notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright…