USPTO to host inaugural meeting of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation

Council will help develop a national strategy to ensure the U.S. remains an innovation leader
Press Release

CONTACT: (Media Only)
Paul Fucito or Mandy Kraft
(571) 272-8400 or or

WASHINGTON — The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the inaugural meeting for the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI) on Monday, September 14, 2020. The goal of the NCEAI is to work with the USPTO in developing a comprehensive national innovation strategy that builds a diverse and inclusive ecosystem encouraging, empowering, and supporting all future innovators. 

WHO:        Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

                  Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

WHAT:       Inaugural meeting for National Council for Expanding American Innovation 

WHEN:      Monday, September 14, 1–2:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:     Virtual  

The first 90 minutes of the virtual meeting will be open to the press. 
For login details, RSVP to USPTO Press Secretary Paul Fucito at

For more information on the National Council, see the USPTO’s NCEAI webpage.  
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