IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2019

Trademark attorney Hellen Bryan-Johnson will be visiting Mi Casa resource center to give a Spanish-speaking presentation on how trademarks can be a valuable asset to local small businesses. Attorney Tom Walsh will be presenting a seminar on trade secrets and Regional Director Molly Kocialski will...

April 25, 2019

Join a lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents, from conception through enforcement, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Midwest Regional Office (MWRO). Get insights from USPTO design examiners and managers, design patent practitioners, and...

April 25, 2019

Join a lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents. Spend the day at this free seminar with USPTO design examiners, managers, design patent practitioners and industrial designers from across the country. (There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you...

April 25, 2019

USPTO Trademark Attorney Hellen Bryan-Johnson will discuss the role of trademarks in the world of intellectual property, including types of trademarks, things to consider when filing, common grounds used in refusing registration, and filing tips to help streamline the process. Sign up or obtain more...

April 25, 2019

Join in an evening of conversation and discovery with Shirley Ann Jackson, "perhaps the ultimate role model for women in science" according to TIME Magazine. Dr. Jackson is the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT, and a 2014...

April 29, 2019

Each year, in collaboration with sponsors and supporting organizations, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO) holds a celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on Capitol Hill. The theme of World IP Day 2019 is "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports.” Register now . G ame-changing...

May 1, 2019

If you are an entrepreneur or a business owner, you can't afford to miss Understanding Intellectual Property. Come and get practical tips about intellectual property (IP) protection during a discussion with experts from the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...

May 7, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at The Commons on Champa in Downtown Denver as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal Government Tuesdays (click HERE for more information). One of our team members will be on hand to provide information and answer...

May 15, 2019

Join Women on the Rise as Molly Kocialski is interviewed live on the "Women on the Rise Spotlight." This series, held monthly and moderated by Kyle Dyer, features the success stories of women founders, innovators, and business leaders. The audience is typically comprised of about 50 entrepreneurial...

June 4, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at The Commons on Champa in Downtown Denver as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal Government Tuesdays (click HERE for more information). One of our team members will be on hand to provide information and answer...

News & Updates

United States moves up in international rankings for patent protection

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) ranked the United States in second place for Patents, Related Rights, and Limitations in its 2019 International IP Index, reflecting a significant improvement in patent protection policy. In addition, this year...

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 States....

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...

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 White...

U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topics

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force will host roundtable discussions in cities around the country on several copyright Internet policy topics, as part of the work envisioned in the Green Paper. The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of...

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...

Nominations Deadline Extended for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is extending the nominations deadline for the 2014 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...

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 Act...

USPTO and Dallas Entrepreneur Center Collaborate on Resource Sharing Initiatives

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support and promote the Dallas innovation community. Through the MOU, USPTO will...

World's Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices Release Annual IP5 Statistics Report

Washington - Last week, a coalition of the world's five largest patent offices - the IP5 - announced the release of the 2012 IP5 Statistics Report . The Report has been designed to facilitate an understanding of operations and patent procedures among the Offices, while providing a means for gauging...