IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

August 21, 2018

Stopfakes Roadshows are one-day seminars given by IPR experts, bringing together U.S. government tools and assistance to small and medium sized businesses across America. Stopfakes.gov Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to start-ups, entrepreneurs, small...

August 23, 2018

Stopfakes Roadshows are one-day seminars given by IPR experts, bringing together U.S. government tools and assistance to small and medium-sized businesses across America. Stopfakes.gov Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to start-ups, entrepreneurs, small...

August 28, 2018

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Iowa City, Iowa, with a one-day program bringing together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people to share insights on China and IP...

August 30, 2018

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Kansas City, Missouri, with a one-day program that brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP from the U.S. government and IP practitioners—including...

September 12, 2018

The Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will partner with the University of North Dakota to host an independent inventors conference in Grand Forks, ND. Assistant regional director Mark Radtke will keynote an IP presentation to a group of entrepreneurs along with panel discussions...

October 2, 2018

Strategies for IP protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to New Orleans, Louisiana, with a free, one-day program that brings together experts from the U.S. government, IP attorneys, and local business people to share their...

October 13, 2018

The 2018 Senator Enzi's Inventors conference will feature an presentation by Regional Director Molly Kocialski along with presentations and panel discussions covering intellectual property, business strategy, and funding for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Please check back at the beginning of...

October 27, 2018

Regional Director Molly Kocialski will give a presentation on Intellectual Property basics to a group of young entrepreneurs at Young Americans. Young Americans is an organization catering to Colorado youth with a focus on free enterprise, global economics, entrepreneurship, and personal finance...

November 12, 2018

The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) is a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the quality of justice through the education of lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world. CAIL will be holding its 56th Annual Conference on Intellectual...

November 12, 2018

Innovation Louisiana is an annual conference, pitch competition, and technology showcase, held by The New Orleans BioInnovation Center, that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and technology scouts in the life science, green energy and STEM community. These events educate...

News & Updates

January 5, 2018 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 2018 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is the country's highest award for technological achievement and is presented by the President of the United…

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…