IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

November 13, 2017

Strategies for IP Protection in China: What Oregon Companies Need to Know The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Portland, Oregon, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local...

November 14, 2017

The 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference aims to discuss how intellectual property (IP) data, statistics, and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision makers in both the public and private sectors, and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings. It...

November 14, 2017

The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to San Jose, California, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and resources—to share insights that will benefit U...

November 16, 2017

IP Protection in China: What Washington Companies Need to Know The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Seattle, Washington, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses...

November 17, 2017

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

December 8, 2017

We invite you to join us for a series of programming to understand intellectual property (IP). Part II in the series will focus on the benefits of searching, working with the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, keyword searching vs. CPC searching, the 7-step search process, and building...

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…