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2014 National Trademark Expo

2014 National Trademark Expo Returns October 17-18

Learn about trademarks from exhibitors, displays, inflatables, and costumed characters at the 2014 National Trademark Expo!  Attend seminars on protecting intellectual property.

Patents for humanity - It's not just an invention

Patents for Humanity Program Application Deadline Extended to October 31

The USPTO's Patents for Humanity Program application deadline has been extended to October 31. The Program recognizes businesses, inventors, non-profits, and universities who leverage their intellectual property portfolio to tackle global humanitarian challenges. 

Heroes Wanted - Calling All Young Innovators Big Hero 6 ZPrize Challenge - Learn More

Disney's Big Hero 6 XPRIZE Challenge for Young Innovators Begins

USPTO is partnering with XPRIZE Foundation on Disney's Big Hero 6 XPRIZE Challenge, which invites young people ages 8-17 to submit short videos with their ideas to tackle the world's biggest challenges and make the world a better place. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. PT October 12.

Born in Honduras, Elena Nuñez was granted U.S. Patent 4,935,254 for a "Banana Flavoring Process" and three other related patents.

Born in Honduras, Elena Nuñez was granted U.S. Patent 4,935,254 for a "Banana Flavoring Process" and three other related patents.

USPTO Celebrates Inventions of Hispanics

In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15, the USPTO is recognizing some Hispanics whose inventions have contributed to the nation's social and economic well being.

AIA First Inventor to File (FITF) 2014 Roadshows with U.S. map

Fall FITF Roadshows Begin September 16

The USPTO will host seven road shows across the country September 16 - October 9 to explain the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act.

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Driving Innovation, Not Litigation

An executive action update from the White House and the USPTO, answering President Obama's call to strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.

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