Each year the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proactively engages independent inventors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to educate them on resources and incentives available to help them develop, apply, and protect their new discoveries and proven innovations, their brands and identities, and improvements in productivity, in order to help them maintain a competitive edge in the global markets.

As America’s Innovation Agency, we strive to ensure government is embracing an agenda and adopting policies and programs that embolden innovation through intellectual property. In many ways, CES reflects how intellectual property, in all its forms, plays a central role in innovation.

CES has a long and storied history previewing scores of innovations for nearly 50 years. It also exemplifies how technology and innovation transform our everyday lives. Behind those transformations lies a grand bargain struck by the Founding Fathers: providing incentives to innovate through exclusive protection for inventions through intellectual property rights, in exchange for dedicating the knowledge behind those inventions to the benefit of society.

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USPTO at CES 2020

Get in the Game: Stop by the USPTO and U.S. government partners exhibit 

January 7-10, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT daily 

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Get in the Game at CES 2020 this year in Las Vegas with the USPTO and other U.S government agencies. Learn to protect your intellectual property and find federal funding and support for your small businesses or startup. Representatives from the following organizations and agencies will be available to provide information and resources to attendees:

National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee list announcement

January 7, at 1 p.m. PT

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For the second year in a row, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) will announce its 2020 class of inductees at CES  in Las Vegas.

One-on-one with the USPTO director

January 8, at 2 p.m. PT

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Join Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu for a conversation about innovation policy with Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association Michael Petricone.

AI and American Technology Leaders

January 11 at 9:20 a.m. PT at the Park MGM Las Vegas

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Join USPTO Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe for a conversation on artificial intelligence during CES Government 2020. For 15 years, CES Government’s record is unsurpassed in bringing together those who make a difference in applying innovation to improve the way we govern, work and live—all against the backdrop of CES. “AI and American Technology Leadership” CES Government kicks off the year each January for those leading the digital transformation in information technology as applied to government missions.