IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

February 21, 2018

On February 21, the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation (NSTMF) in partnership with the USPTO will host An Evening With Steve Sasso n , inventor of the digital camera, at the University of South Florida for an evening of invention and inspiration. Dr. Sasson will speak with students,...

February 22, 2018

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is America’s highest honor for technological achievement and innovation. It is presented annually by the President of the United States at a White House ceremony. Join the NMTI staff for a free informational webinar on February 22 from 1- 2 p.m...

February 22, 2018

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, and Mark Radke, Assistant Director, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur. Immediately after the presentation Molly and Mark will...

February 23, 2018

We invite you to join us for a series of programming on understanding intellectual property (IP). Part I in the series will focus on an introduction to the different types of IP, how to research/determine if an idea is novel, and the comparison between a provisional and non-provisional patent...

March 1, 2018

Regional Office Supervisory Patent Examiner Allen Shriver will host an information session for School of Mines students about U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiner job opportunities for people with degrees in computer, electrical, biomedical, chemical, industrial and mechanical...

March 6, 2018

Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, World Trade Center-Denver, and U.S. Commercial Service, with the key participation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office . Event topics include Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify and seize counterfeit...

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…