IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

June 19, 2018

​The University of Houston and Texas Southern University have secured U.S. Department of Energy funding to conduct a six-week summer program to improve minority engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector. The collaborative summer program will be held June 4 – July 13, 2018...

June 24, 2018

The Intellectual Property (IP) Law Summit is a forum for bringing senior IP Counsel within the largest corporations and mid-market organizations together with service providers. The Summit offers a focused discussion of cutting-edge technology, strategy, and products driving the IP marketplace. The...

July 24, 2018

Please join the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University as they welcome Conrad Wong, Attorney-Advisor, China IP Team from the Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and James O. Wilson,...

July 25, 2018

Strategies for IP Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Louisville, Kentucky, with a one-day program that brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government and IP practitioners—...

July 29, 2018

The National Summer Teacher Institute combines experiential training tools, practices, and project-based learning models to support elementary, middle, and high school teachers in incorporating concepts of making, inventing, and innovation into classroom instruction. Intellectual property is...

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…