Office of Innovation Outreach

The Office of Innovation Outreach (OIO) develops awareness and outreach programs and training for inventors, organizations, and universities. The OIO is located in the Office of the Chief Communications Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and supports the mission of the agency by providing relevant intellectual property (IP), innovation, and invention resources to independent inventors, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and underrepresented or underserved populations. The OIO creates annual programming and works with partners from other federal agencies, organizations, and universities to help everyone better understand, secure, and utilize IP.

Work with OIO

If you would like to work with our expert staff on a program, please contact us at or 571-272-8033.

Programs managed by OIO

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