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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.

Vote Now Help Choose the Real-Life Big Hero 6. Voting Ends 10/19/2014 at 11:59 p.m. PDT

Vote Now to Determinine Disney's Big Hero 6 XPRIZE Winner

Vote now through Sunday, October 19 to determine the Disney's Big Hero 6 - XPRIZE Challenge winner. The Challenge invited 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. 

speech "bubbles" citing the AFCP 2.0 pilot program extension

Two Key Patent Pilot Programs Have Been Extended Another Year

We've extended our After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 and the Quick Path IDS (QPIDS) Pilot through September 30, 2015. AFCP 2.0 is ideal for situations where an examiner and applicant may be close to an agreement.

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. 

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.

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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