USPTO initiatives

Major current initiatives of the Office of the Undersecretary of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Major agency initiatives

Artificial Intelligence

One of the agency's top priorities is to ensure that the United States maintains its leadership in innovation, especially in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).

Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)

The Council for Inclusive Innovation is strategizing new ways to expand American innovation by tapping into the strength of our nation’s diversity and increasing opportunities for all Americans.

Inclusive innovation

Ensuring that people from all backgrounds have opportunities to become innovators is critical to the U.S. economy. Learn more about the innovation gaps and what the USPTO is doing to address them.

Supporting the White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative

In March 2022, President Biden announced the renewal of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. The purpose is to focus on a national goal of working together to cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years.

USPTO - FDA Collaboration Initiatives

Enhancing collaboration between the USPTO and the FDA on issuing affecting pharmaceutical and biologic patents, enhancing patent rights robustness and reliability, and improving public participation in the patent system.