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 How To Apply

Applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back in the future for dates of the next award cycle.

Send your completed application to patentsforhumanity@uspto.gov.

Applications will be posted on the public application portal when available.

See program details for more information on the judging criteria and selection process.

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 program details for more information.