University Outreach

The mission of the USPTO includes education about intellectual property, and as part of that mission we speak to audiences at colleges and universities across the country.

The USPTO University Outreach Program is run through the Office of Innovation Outreach. This program offers the expertise of SPEs to assist students understand the importance of intellectual property in the world.  We can tailor the lectures to the audience.  Past lectures we have covered the basics of IP, on invention searching, patent examination, and on what IP rights can mean to you whether you have your own business or work for another. 

If you are interested in having the USPTO visit please email UniversityOutreach@USPTO.GOV and let us know what type of information you are looking for.  In addition to traveling to you, we can also offer presentations remotely via web-based tools.