Expanding Innovation

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"The U.S. patent system improves the lives of Americans by encouraging and strengthening innovation. For this system to be most effective, all Americans must have the opportunity to reap the personal and commercial benefits of applying for and receiving patent protection. " —Progress and Potential 2020 update on U.S. women inventor-patentees

Demystifying the patent system

Explore our educational tools for understanding the patent system and leveraging intellectual property

Mentoring programs

Discover how to make crucial connections for the next generation of innovators in your organization

Community groups

Learn about community groups and find out how to start and maintain one within your organization

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