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Search for registered patent attorneys and agents online at: https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/  A patent attorney is an individual who is a member in good standing of the bar of any United States court or the highest court of any State and who is registered to practice before the USPTO and represent the applicant.  A patent agent is an individual who is not an attorney but who is registered to practice before the USPTO and represent the applicant.  Registered patent attorneys and agents are collectively referred to as “patent practitioners” but may also be referred to as practitioners or representatives.

Upcoming Events

April 29, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will be participating in the two-day event at STEAM Fest 2017. We will be hosting a resource table along with an educational, hands-on activity using products found around the home. Come participate in our activity, and ask us any questions you may have on the...

May 2, 2017

Come learn from leading experts on Intellectual Property (IP) about the protection and enforcement of your IP in China. At this seminar you will be introduced to Chinese principal laws on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; enforcing your IP rights in China; hear perspectives from...

May 2, 2017

Come learn from leading experts on Intellectual Property (IP) about the protection and enforcement of your IP in China. At this seminar you will be introduced to Chinese principal laws on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; enforcing your IP rights in China; hear perspectives from...

May 2, 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...

May 3, 2017

Notice: This event has been canceled . Our apology to anyone who has registered and made plans to attend. Join us as we celebrate World IP Day by celebrating business and discovering how innovation drives business in our region! We'll focus on what impact patents, trademarks, and trade secrets have...

May 3, 2017

Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts. If you have questions about your current trademark application or if you are looking to get one or you are just interested, please join us. During this virtual meeting with...

May 3, 2017

World IP Day offers a unique opportunity to join with others around the globe to reflect on the contribution of intellectual property to the innovation that shapes our world and improves our lives. This year, two award winning inventors from UT Austin will discuss their amazing innovations and UT...

May 4, 2017

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? The Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan hosts an introduction to intellectual property concepts followed by a tour of Midwest Regional Office resources every first Thursday of each month. This session is for aspiring...

May 4, 2017

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Texas Regional Office is presenting an Introduction to Intellectual Property Seminar in Mandarin Chinese. The Seminar is free to attend, but advance registration is required. Please sign-up with the button to the right that reads "Register." The...

May 4, 2017

The annual AIPLA Women in Intellectual Property Global Networking includes a networking session, a Lead with Moxie workshop featuring Maureen Berkner Boyt, a video regarding past AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Events, and the annual roll call with offices across the world hosting the same...

News & Updates

March 8, 2017 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 2017 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…

January 9, 2017 USPTO Announces New Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced new Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). The Public Advisory…

December 12, 2016 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced

U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced Today, the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released the 2017-2019 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, which offers a blueprint for coordinating resources and…

Patent Quality Conference

Advancing Patent Quality Across the IP Community Keynote Speaker: Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

October 14, 2016 USPTO Seeks Further Public Input on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that as part of its effort to solicit input from the public regarding the legal contours of patent subject matter eligibility, it will be holding two roundtables, one in November and…

September 30, 2016 USPTO Seeking Comments on Proposed Patent Fee Adjustments

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking(link is external) (NPRM) proposing to set or adjust certain patent fees, as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The proposed fees…

September 29, 2016 USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winners

Washington – The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an Obama administration initiative…

September 27, 2016 USPTO Announces Cancer Moonshot Challenge Winners

Washington— The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the winners of the USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge. The challenge was launched by the USPTO in August as part of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which aims to speed up…