The Office of Innovation Development (OID) fosters invention and entrepreneurship by ensuring the U.S. patent system is transparent and accessible. Helpful information and resources are available on our Innovation Development webpage.
OID provides education on the patent process to independent inventors, and university-affiliated innovators. In addition, it oversees the Pro Se Assistance Program for applicants filing without the help of a patent attorney. OID posts videos, providing information to assist in filing, understanding the patent prosecution process, and services provided for applicants.