NIST - Return on Investment (ROI) Public Forum

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is holding one of four public forums at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As part of a broader initiative aimed at increasing the Return on Investment (ROI) from technologies that result from Federal research and development (R&D), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests information from the public regarding the current state of Federal technology transfer and the public's ability to engage with Federal laboratories and access federally funded R&D through collaborations, licensing, and other mechanisms. NIST will hold four public meetings regarding the initiative and the stakeholder engagement process. 50 seats are available at each public meeting. More information is available about the Return on Investment (ROI) Initiative on the NIST Technology Partnerships Office webpage:

Please register for this event by May 15, 2018.     Register Now

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

Parking: The Silicon Valley USPTO is located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex. The entrance is on S. Fourth Street, which is a one-way street.  Metered street parking and city parking garages are available nearby, such as the Fourth Street Garage (next door). Please note that motorcycles are not allowed in the Fourth Street Garage. Unfortunately, we do not validate parking.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email or call (408)918-9900.