Inaugural meeting

National Council for Expanding American Innovation


On September 14, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted the inaugural meeting of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI). This meeting marks the beginning of the USPTO’s ambitious initiative to ensure that every American has the opportunity to become an innovator, regardless of their background. During the meeting, council members shared best practices and input that will help the USPTO craft a national strategy for expanding American innovation. 

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“Although each one of our efforts may seem small, they can add up to stimulate the spark of creativity in a child, or encourage a woman entrepreneur, leading to great advances in this and future generations.”

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