Watch the 2020 Patents for Humanity awards ceremony

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Patents for Humanity is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. Watch this year's award ceremony on YouTube.

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 innovators to improve the lives of 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.

Ceremony Speakers

Watch the entire ceremony on YouTube, or use the links below to watch a specific award presentation.

Presentation of Awards

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