How to Apply

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Applications will be accepted from Jul 1 to Dec 4, 2015. Download and fill out an application form, depending on which set of judging criteria you want to apply under (see program details for more information):

Please submit your completed application at our 2015 application portal.  If you are unable to use the portal, you may email your completed application to

Eligibility - The competition is open to any patent owners, patent applicants, or patent licensees. Applicants may team together to submit a single joint application as long as at least one applicant meets the eligibility criteria. See the Federal Register Notice for details.