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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.

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Inaugural Bicoastal Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting September 17

The USPTO will host its first Bicoastal Biotechnology, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership Meeting September 17.

Patents for humanity - It's not just an invention

Patents for Humanity Program Application Deadline is September 15

The USPTO's Patents for Humanity Program application deadline is September 15. The Program recognizes businesses, inventors, non-profits, and universities who leverage their intellectual property portfolio to tackle global humanitarian challenges. The renewal is part of the Obama administration's ongoing commitment to strengthen the U.S. patent system.

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New Alexandria Headquarters Visitor Access Policy

As of August 4, 2014, the USPTO instituted new access control procedures that may affect visitors to the Alexandria campus.

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Volunteer as Guest Lecturer in the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program

In accordance with a White House Executive Action to strengthen our patent system and foster innovation, the USPTO is expanding its Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP). The USPTO is requesting voluntary assistance from scientists, engineers, professors, and industrial designers to participate as guest lecturers.

US Patent No. 388,850 granted to George Eastman September 4, 1888 for a camera

US Patent No. 388,850 granted to George Eastman September 4, 1888 for a camera

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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