The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is looking to increase our interaction with the public about the patent system by hosting a series of meetings we’re calling the Public Engagement Partnership. We want to connect with individuals, advocacy groups, public interest focused nonprofits, and academics in order to exchange ideas, experiences, and insights related to patent policies and procedures.
Our first meeting will be held on March 1, 2024, 1-5 p.m. ET, virtually and in person at USPTO headquarters. This meeting will provide:
- A foundational education about the patent system and the USPTO’s practices and policies
- A panel discussion with public interest advocates on areas of particular interest
Please review the full meeting agenda. This is a free hybrid event and open to the public. Registration is required by February 29 in order to participate. Login instructions will be provided the morning of your session.
For more information or if you have any questions or comments, please email us at PublicEngagementPartnership@uspto.gov. If you want to learn more about the Public Engagement Partnership, you can read the Federal Register Notice of Meetings.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.