Patents for Humanity Award Ceremony

Patents for Humanity 2018 Awards Ceremony

Patents for Humanity is the USPTO’s awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. Awards are given in five categories: Medicine, Sanitation, Nutrition, Energy, and Living Standards. View this year's award winners here.

The program provides business incentives for reaching those in need: winners receive an acceleration certificate to expedite select proceedings at the USPTO, as well as public recognition of their work. The awards showcase how patent holders with vision are pioneering innovative ways to provide affordable, scalable, and sustainable solutions for the less fortunate. Learn more about Patents for Humanity.


This event is free and open to the public, but please register in advance to attend in person. You will be able to livestream the event here.

Additional information:

The registration page provides additional information and directions. For non-press inquiries, please contact Kortney Hammonds at the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.