IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

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...

May 2, 2017

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we host advisory hours at The Commons on Champa in downtown Denver as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal Government Tuesdays. You can schedule appointments for one-on-one meetings, or just walk in to talk with us with your...

May 4, 2017

The annual AIPLA Women in Intellectual Property Global Networking includes a networking session, a Lead with Moxie workshop featuring Maureen Berkner Boyt, a video regarding past AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Events, and the annual roll call with offices across the world hosting the same...

May 8, 2017

Under U.S. law, a trade secret is a commercially valuable piece of information not generally known or readily ascertainable to the public that is subject to reasonable measures to maintain confidentiality. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 established a federal private civil cause of action for...

May 8, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office USPTO will be streaming the symposium on developments in the protection of trade secrets. Topics to be discussed include: (1) Measuring the Value of Secrecy; (2) Use of the DTSA in Practice; (3) Differences in Trade Secret Protection in Foreign Jurisdictions; and...

May 8, 2017

Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose for a delayed viewing of the public symposium on developments in the protection of trade secrets. Topics to be discussed include: (1) Measuring the Value of Secrecy; (2) Use of the DTSA in Practice; (3) Differences in Trade Secret Protection in...

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…