National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI)Nominations for 2021 have closed. Sign up for USPTO Awards newsletter to receive announcements about the NMTI. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is the nation...Patents for HumanityUSPTO awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges.Edison Visiting Scholar ProgramSenior scholars and experts in law, economics, and related fields invited to the USPTO to pursue their research on a wide range of topics related to IP and IP policyUSPTO and National Inventors Hall of Fame programsThe USPTO has partnered with the nonprofit the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) since 1973. USPTO and NIHF together run the museum located at USPTO Headquarters in...National Inventors Hall of Fame and MuseumThe National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum is located on the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, Va. It is free and open to the public...Collegiate Inventors CompetitionCIC promotes collegiate competition among the country’s finest universities and connects the inventive spirit and entrepreneurship.