January 13, 2021
New report discusses how high rate of Chinese patent and trademark filings may be influenced by government subsidies and other non-market factors.
December 10, 2020
WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that four of its intellectual property (IP) attachés have been elevated to the diplomatic rank of “Counselor” at the U.S. embassies and missions where they serve. “The USPTO prides itself on working with foreign...
October 27, 2020
An unprecedented 42% of all USPTO technology subclasses now contain AI patents.
October 19, 2020
Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that Mary Critharis has been appointed the USPTO’s Acting Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs. Ms. Critharis first joined the USPTO as a patent examiner in 1992 before progressing to Assistant Solicitor…
August 26, 2020
Program recognizes innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges.
July 21, 2020
Study finds the number of women entering and staying active in the patent system is at an all-time high
May 4, 2020
Initial release focuses on COVID-19–related technologies
April 26, 2020
President Donald J. Trump proclaims World IP Day
April 23, 2020
Report finds that USPTO’s Section 101 guidance brings greater predictability and certainty to the technology areas most affected by the Supreme Court’s Alice decision
March 19, 2020
The USPTO is waiving the requirements of 37 CFR 1.4(e)(1) and (2) for an original handwritten signature.
March 16, 2020
The USPTO is waiving petition fees in certain situations for customers impacted by the coronavirus.
March 15, 2020
All USPTO offices will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.
March 13, 2020
In-person meetings with parties and stakeholders at USPTO offices will be conducted remotely by video or telephone.
February 26, 2020
Full data files from 1970 to 2019 are now available to the public for free download.
February 5, 2020
USPTO Director Andrei Iancu discusses the work-sharing agreement intended to increase innovation cooperation between the United States and Mexico.
January 16, 2020
This reliable, free, and publicly accessible dataset now contains detailed patent litigation data on more than 81,000 unique district court cases filed between 1963 and 2016.
December 3, 2019
The USPTO and Brazil’s National Institute for Industrial Property implemented a new Patent Prosecution Highway agreement allowing for applications for more industries and higher annual caps.
October 31, 2019
Report looks at participation of women, minorities, and veterans in the patent system.
July 16, 2019
USPTO Director Iancu addressed the growth of artificial intelligence in patenting and the cooperation among international patent offices to utilize and explore AI in patent examination tools and methods.
February 11, 2019
Report finds women made up only 12% of all U.S. inventors in 2016, but opportunities to spur gender parity in innovation is growing.