USPTO Launches Page on Facebook

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Agency's profile will deliver the latest news, photos and videos from the USPTO

Washington - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today launched its official page on Facebook. Intended to engage the public and the intellectual property community directly and provide real-time information, the USPTO's page on Facebook will offer a series of regular updates from the agency on a range of issues, and gives Facebook users the chance to comment on, discuss, and offer feedback to the USPTO about announcements and initiatives. The page can be found at

"Technology has profoundly impacted the way we all consume information and communicate with one another," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. "I'm confident our Facebook presence will complement the USPTO Web site as a means of communicating and connecting with the public and our stakeholders in the intellectual property community. With more than 400 million people on Facebook, we knew it was an important place for us to be."

The USPTO's page on Facebook will not replace the agency's website,, as the official source of USPTO information. Rather, the Facebook page will provide a new channel for the public to connect with the USPTO.

In addition to communicating directly with the USPTO, Facebook users can expect to see an array of content and information, including press releases, posts from Director Kappos' "Director's Forum" blog, event information, photos and video.