IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

December 13, 2017

Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center, the 11th Annual IP Attaché Roundtable will feature presentations by each of the USPTO’s intellectual property attachés, followed by a question-and-answer session. The program will provide a unique opportunity to hear an in-...

December 14, 2017

Come join us for our first Intellectual Property (IP) program in the Rocky Mountain region on fashion topics relevant to everyone in the fashion industry. The program will feature a panel moderated by Regional Director Molly Kocialski and including local IP attorneys and fashion companies, as well...

December 15, 2017

We invite you to join us for a series of programming to understand intellectual property (IP). Part III in the series will focus on filing your patent application using the Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) and managing your patent application online using Patent Application Information...

News & Updates

January 13, 2016 Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Washington - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is presented each year by the President of the United States and is this country's highest award for technological…

December 22, 2015 President Obama to Honor Nation’s Leading Scientists and Innovators

Today, the White House announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The new awardees will receive their medals at a…

April 3, 2014 USPTO Creates New Office of International Patent Cooperation

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the creation of a new Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC). The OIPC will be led by Mark Powell who will serve as USPTO's first Deputy Commissioner for International Patent…

March 10, 2014 U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force to Host Multistakeholder Forum on Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  Washington- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) will hold the first meeting of the public multistakeholder forum on improving the operation of the notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright…