WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published a new webpage providing a centralized location for information on the USPTO’s efforts to broaden participation in innovation. Advancing inclusive innovation is crucial for American business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors. It ensures that more stakeholders have the resources necessary to succeed and to participate in our innovation economy.
“We need to expand innovation inclusively, reaching people where they are with the resources to participate in our innovation ecosystem,” said Director Vidal. “It is one critical key to unleashing the potential of every American, to creating jobs and to fostering economic prosperity.”
The new page allows current and prospective stakeholders and innovators to:
- Access landmark research studies that have unveiled disparities in innovation across demographic groups
- Learn how inclusive intellectual property initiatives support both individual innovators and the broader U.S. economy
- Find initiatives and activities to facilitate participation in our innovation economy
- Explore ways organizations can improve equitable access to innovation
The page features some of the many USPTO initiatives that advance equity in innovation, offering information on the Council for Inclusive Innovation, partnerships with organizations such as the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Academy of Inventors, and annual and special events such as Invention-Con and our Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium. The new webpage also provides access to many of the USPTO’s free resources for inventors and entrepreneurs. This page will serve as a resource for stakeholders, helping them stay up-to-date on the USPTO’s efforts and empowering them to get involved.
“America is a land of inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs. We will lead the way in innovation by unleashing the potential of all who want to invent, create or launch a new business. I look forward to expanding our innovation resources even further to reach more problem-solvers with dreams of innovation.”
To ask questions or provide feedback about the USPTO’s mission to broaden participation in innovation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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