IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

August 24, 2017

Regional Director Molly Kocialski will deliver remarks on how startups and businesses can collaborate with the USPTO and other federal government agencies to help support business success. Established by Senator Mike Lee in 2014, the Solutions Summit brings together Utah's business and community...

August 28, 2017

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur. Time will be available after the presentation for individual questions and one-on-one...

August 29, 2017

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur from 1-3 p.m. Immediately after the presentation are openings for individual meetings from 3:...

August 30, 2017

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur from 9-11 a.m. and a workshop on the patent application process from 11-12 p.m. Following the...

August 31, 2017

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur. Register for Presentation: HERE

August 31, 2017

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur.

September 5, 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...

September 7, 2017

In collaboration with Mi Casa Resource Center, we invite you to join Technology Center 2400 Director Nestor Ramirez and Managing Attorney Helen Bryan-Johnson for the 2nd Spanish Language Intellectual Property (IP) Seminar. During this presentation, USPTO representatives will give basic overview of...

September 14, 2017

China’s New Role as a "Strong IP" Economy The USPTO’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Alexandria, Virginia, bringing together policy makers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government, academia, and practitioners—including local businesses, experts, and...

October 6, 2017

The USPTO Office of the Chief Economist will host its third annual PatentsView Workshop on October 6. We will be “Engaging User Communities” again this year by convening academic researchers, agency analysts, USPTO staff, and other PatentsView users to discuss the latest developments and gather...

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…