IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

October 18, 2018

Regional Director, Molly Kocialski will participate in a panel that will focus on how small businesses and entrepreneurs can identify and manage risks. Panelists from law, banking, accounting and more will share perspectives and best practices to safeguard from internal and external threats. The...

October 27, 2018

Regional Director Molly Kocialski will teach a group of young entrepreneurs about if, when, and why they should consider pursuing intellectual property during a YouthBiz workshop. This workshop is one in a series put on by Young Americans which focus on information and skills budding entrepreneurs...

October 31, 2018

Mesa County Libraries, in partnership with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, will be offering free patent and trademark workshops during the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) grand opening. Please check back soon for more details and registration information.

November 1, 2018

Strategies for trademark protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Baltimore, Maryland, on November 1, with a free, half-day program that will bring together experts from the U.S. government, academics, IP attorneys, and local...

November 6, 2018

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to get your questions on intellectual property i ncluding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets answered. The sessions take place on 2nd floor in the OED Office, and occasionally on the first floor in the QF Innovation Lounge. Walk ins are...

November 12, 2018

The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) is a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the quality of justice through the education of lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world. CAIL will be holding its 56th Annual Conference on Intellectual...

November 12, 2018

Innovation Louisiana is an annual conference, pitch competition, and technology showcase, held by The New Orleans BioInnovation Center, that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and technology scouts in the life science, green energy and STEM community. These events educate...

November 27, 2018

Patents for Humanity is the USPTO’s awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. Awards are given in five categories: Medicine, Sanitation, Nutrition, Energy, and Living Standards. View this year's award winners here. The program...

December 4, 2018

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to get your questions on intellectual property i ncluding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets answered. The sessions take place on 2nd floor in the OED Office, and occasionally on the first floor in the QF Innovation Lounge. Walk ins are...

December 5, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to produce a new wave of innovation and creativity. At the same time, it poses novel challenges and opportunities for intellectual property (IP) policy, such as: How do we ensure transparency and guard against bias without sacrificing the competitive edge...

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…