This past year, the Patent Pro Bono Program featured more than 120 patent practitioners reporting 50 or more hours each of patent pro bono service to a regional patent pro bono program.

The three-year term for new members, who can participate in the Committees remotely, will start on December 1, 2024. Nominations must be electronically submitted on or before July 5, 2024.

The Strategy aims to grow the economy, create quality jobs, and address global challenges by increasing participation in STEM, inventorship, and innovation among youth and those from historically underrepresented and underresourced communities.

The Federal Register Notice seeks public feedback on how the proliferation of AI could affect USPTO evaluations on patentability, including what qualifies as prior art and the assessment of the level of ordinary skills in the art.

We are working to encourage and support more transitioning service members, military family members, and veterans to bring their innovations to life, build successful businesses, and protect their creations with intellectual property.”
- Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO