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Born in Ecuador, Graciela V.O. de Cuadros was granted U.S. Patents 4,229,845 and 5,046,203 for a "Collapsible Hammock Support."

Born in Ecuador, Graciela V.O. de Cuadros was granted U.S. Patents 4,229,845 and 5,046,203 for a "Collapsible Hammock Support."

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.

Glossary Pilot Program - A New Strategy for Improving Claim Clarity Using Glossaries - Still Accepting Applications!

Patents Glossary Pilot Program

To improve patent quality and address stakeholders concerns about overly broad claims in software-related patent applications, the USPTO began a Glossary Pilot Program June 2 and is still accepting applications. Applications accepted into the Program will receive expedited examination up to the mailing of the First Office Action.

Introducing the all new USPTO Kids! Fun activities for kids and teens, Learn about inventors, Build your own inventions, Great resources for teachers and parents

USPTO Launches Newly Redesigned Kids Pages

The USPTO launches its newly redesigned kids web pages which helps kids learn about inventions and intellectual property in a fun and new way.

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. 

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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