On January 13, the USPTO published a new report that discusses how the high rate of Chinese patent and trademark filings may be influenced by government subsidies and other non-market factors

On January 12, the USPTO hosted its first National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI) Innovation Chat, featuring a discussion on the importance of a more diverse innovation ecosystem

On December 10, the USPTO announced that four of its intellectual property (IP) attachés have been elevated to the diplomatic rank of “Counselor” at the U.S. embassies and missions where they serve

On December 8, the USPTO announced the appointment of Mary Critharis as its new Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs 

The broad scope of new products and services that build on AI technologies suggests that AI has the potential to fundamentally change how people perceive the world around them and live their daily lives. This is the essence of technological progress, and realizing these changes happens through innovation.
- The 2020 USPTO AI report