The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has helped spread the word about intellectual property (IP) at South by Southwest (SXSW) in years past, and we are  looking forward to 2020. The annual SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, network, and discuss economic and cultural issues. The wide range of participating individuals and organizations have one thing in common: they all work with intellectual property (IP).

Representatives from the USPTO will also be participating in various conference events, as well as hosting a booth at the SXSW Trade Show. This year, the SXSW Conference takes place March 13-22, 2020.

Visit the SXSW conference page for more information.


Register now to attend SXSW 2020

To attend in person, participants must register for a SXSW badge.  All types of SXSW badges have access to the Trade Show.  Please check the individual events for badge access information. For more information on badge types and access, visit the SXSW website.


USPTO at SXSW Events


USPTO Trade Show booth

March 15-18, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT daily
Exhibit halls 1-4, Austin Convention Center

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USPTO representatives will be available at the booth for one-on-one discussions with conference attendees about the USPTO's services and programs.

Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem

March 16, 2020 9:30 a.m. CT, Salon G
Hilton Austin Downtown

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Join USPTO's Chief Economist and other leaders in technology and STEM at SXSW for a conversation about broadening the innovation ecosystem.

Patents and Business, Begin with Nothing but an Idea

March 17, 2020 12:30 p.m. CT
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon J

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Join representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as they discuss resources and services aimed at single inventors, micro entities, and small businesses.

Army Food Trucks?

March 20, 20202 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon B. 

Join a discussion with the U.S. Army featuring a representative from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and experienced logistics professionals to learn about the improvements being made in food tech. 

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