IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

April 26, 2018

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) IP Section welcome you to come mark World Intellectual Property Day by celebrating women creators and innovators in Colorado. Following introductory remarks from AIPLA, CBA and Rocky Mountain Regional...

April 27, 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...

April 30, 2018

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is an industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. This annual show travels to different cities each year, and will be held in Nashville, TN in 2018. For professional brewers, CBC provides concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea...

April 30, 2018

As part of its activities in observation of World IP Day, the Nashville Bar Association hosts the USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show, with the participation of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs and the USPTO Texas Regional Office. The Road Shows bring together...

May 7, 2018

Strategies for Brand Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Phoenix, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government and practitioners—including local businesspeople and IP experts...

May 9, 2018

Strategies for Brand Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Las Vegas, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government and practitioners—including local businesspeople and IP...

May 11, 2018

We invite you to join us for the second session in a series of programming on understanding intellectual Property (IP). Part II in the series will give a more in-depth overview on design patents, as well as how and when an entrepreneur or business might consider applying for a design patent as...

May 15, 2018

Join us to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2018 with John Cabeca, Director, West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as he discusses intellectual property (IP) strategies for innovation companies with a special focus on issues relating to medical devices and biotechnology...

May 25, 2018

We invite you to join us for a series of programming to understand intellectual property (IP). Part III 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...

June 8, 2018

We invite you to join us for a series of programming to understand intellectual property (IP). Part IV 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 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…