USPTO Announces Call for 2013 Innovation Expo Exhibitors

Public Event Will Showcase Patented and Trademarked Technological Advances
November 13, 2012
Press Release 12-67

Contact: (Media Only) Patrick Ross
or Paul Fucito (571) 272-8400 or or


Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced its call for exhibitors for the 2013 Innovation Expo, to be held on the agency's Alexandria, Va. campus, June 20-22, 2013.

Free and open to the public, the Expo will feature patented and trademarked technologies that have made demonstrable contributions to America's competitiveness and standard of living. A limited number of slots will be awarded on a rolling basis until exhibition space is filled, and the agency is encouraging early applications. The deadline for applications is February 13, 2013.

"This Expo is the first of its kind for the USPTO," said Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director David J. Kappos. "It will give exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their technology and engage the public, while highlighting the importance of the USPTO's mission to promote and protect the fruits of American innovation."

Exhibitors will be selected by an independent committee made up of representatives from the National Academy of Inventors, the United Inventors Association of America, Edison Nation, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Selection criteria can be found at the USPTO's website:

For non-media queries about the Expo, contact Elizabeth Dougherty at 571-272-7733 or

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