IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

January 22, 2018

Regional Director Molly Kocialski will be speaking about USPTO resources and programs for attorneys working in IP-intensive industries around the world. The presentation will take place at "International Issues in Intellectual Property: From Acquisitions to Utility," a conference hosted by the...

January 23, 2018

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur in the Eagles Nest meeting room of the Academic Center on the Colorado Mountain College...

January 25, 2018

This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force . It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013 , April 2015 , and December 2016 . Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content...

January 25, 2018

This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force . It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013 , April 2015 , and December 2016 . Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content...

January 25, 2018

This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force . It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013 , April 2015 , and December 2016 . Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content...

March 6, 2018

Event topics include Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify and seize counterfeit goods Best practices for creating and implementing an effective anti-counterfeiting program Perspectives from companies engaged in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting initiatives...

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…