IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

March 23, 2017

The Boulder County Bar Association Intellectual Property Section will be hosting an ethics presentation. Jim Silbermann from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) will present “Professional Responsibility and Practice before the USPTO.” The program...

April 8, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will be participating in the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. EYH is a national network that hosts one-day conferences to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. We will be hosting a resource table...

April 12, 2017

This program is designed for startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and incubators, and delivers valuable information about federal resources available to help you from falling prey to predatory practices and fraud. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register by...

April 18, 2017

The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force will host a public meeting on Consumer Messaging in Connection with Online Transactions Involving Copyrighted Works on April 18, 2017, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will be webcast...

April 29, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will be participating in the two-day event at STEAM Fest 2017. We will be hosting a resource table along with an educational, hands-on activity using products found around the home. Come participate in our activity, and ask us any questions you may have on the...

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…