Issuance marks an important milestone in American innovation and ingenuity

The USPTO is seeking soon-to-be graduates and professionals with backgrounds in graphic design/art, as well as engineers with backgrounds in biomedical, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering

On April 28, the USPTO announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2021 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement 

On April 5, the USPTO announced that it will be launching a special category of its Patents for Humanity Program for inventions that address the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the founding of our nation, American inventors have driven our culture and commerce with incredible ideas that have improved every function of our lives. We owe a debt of gratitude to inventors who continue to show up day after day with solutions to the world’s most pressing problems."
- Drew Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO