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The American with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. To mark this 30th anniversary, read the Journey...
07/28/2020

The American with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. To mark this 30th anniversary, read the Journeys of Innovation story on Rory Cooper, inventor of MEBot, PenuChair, and Virtual Seating Coach. His inventions have helped improved accessibility for many. http://bit.ly/31nPXIH
#ADA30 #ADAat30

In our latest #blog, learn more about the USPTO’s successful failover test and how it ensures the stability of patent sy...
07/28/2020

In our latest #blog, learn more about the USPTO’s successful failover test and how it ensures the stability of patent system applications. https://bit.ly/2CTHoiA

“Innovation is the great equalizer,” says USPTO Deputy Director Laura A. Peter. The USPTO released an updated report on ...
07/28/2020

“Innovation is the great equalizer,” says USPTO Deputy Director Laura A. Peter. The USPTO released an updated report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on U.S. patents granted from 1976 through 2016.
Read: https://bit.ly/2CDkX18

#DidYouKnow? More women are entering and staying active in the patent system than ever before. Read the latest findings ...
07/27/2020

#DidYouKnow? More women are entering and staying active in the patent system than ever before. Read the latest findings in our updated Progress and Potential report: http://bit.ly/38fERsF

#ICYMI: The USPTO published an updated version of the "Progress and Potential" report. Learn about #WomenInventors and #...
07/26/2020

#ICYMI: The USPTO published an updated version of the "Progress and Potential" report. Learn about #WomenInventors and #patents: http://bit.ly/38fERsF

The #USPTO released an updated report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. #WomenInventors to learn more about the ...
07/24/2020

The #USPTO released an updated report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. #WomenInventors to learn more about the progress and potential of women in patenting. Read the press release: https://bit.ly/2CDkX18

The USPTO and National Crime Prevention Council are raising public awareness about the importance of intellectual proper...
07/21/2020

The USPTO and National Crime Prevention Council are raising public awareness about the importance of intellectual property, and decrease demand for counterfeit goods in the United States.
Visit https://bit.ly/2UV2AKZ to learn more.

#StopFakes #GoForReal

Just released: an update to the USPTO’s 2019 report, “Progress and Potential.” The new report provides updated informati...
07/21/2020

Just released: an update to the USPTO’s 2019 report, “Progress and Potential.” The new report provides updated information on the participation of U.S.-based women inventor-patentees in the U.S. patent system. It found that patenting by women grew moderately between 2016 and 2019: Patents with at least one woman inventor accounted for 21.9% of U.S. patents through 2019, up from 20.7% in 2016. The new report also adds information on women entering the patent system and the degree to which they remained active by patenting again within the next five years.
Read the report here: http://bit.ly/38fERsF

#WomenInventors

What is a design patent? How does one differ from a utility patent? Learn the basics of the design patent system from a ...
07/20/2020

What is a design patent? How does one differ from a utility patent? Learn the basics of the design patent system from a USPTO design supervisory patent examiner.
This is a free and virtual event: https://bit.ly/2Os7Hyz #DesignPatents

In our latest #blog, learn more about how the USPTO’s exceptional information technology infrastructure supports our tel...
07/16/2020

In our latest #blog, learn more about how the USPTO’s exceptional information technology infrastructure supports our teleworkers nationwide, and how we continue to make improvements. https://bit.ly/2DMBccl

Attend the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (#TPAC) quarterly meeting on July 24 at 1 pm ET:  https://bit.ly/2DIkZVzW...
07/16/2020

Attend the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (#TPAC) quarterly meeting on July 24 at 1 pm ET: https://bit.ly/2DIkZVz
Watch #USPTO executives and TPAC chair give remarks and share updates with TPAC members.
#trademarks

In 1993, the United States Postal Service featured inventor and National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee Percy Julian on...
07/15/2020

In 1993, the United States Postal Service featured inventor and National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee Percy Julian on a stamp, part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. He was granted over 130 patents during his lifetime and received many intellectual and scientific accolades.
Read the latest #JourneysOfInnovation story: bit.ly/2NKrI3h

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about IP basics and potential ways to protect ...
07/13/2020

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about IP basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product.
Join virtually on July 15 at 2 pm ET with the #USPTO: https://bit.ly/3flqMhP

See what other virtual events we're hosting over the summer: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/events

Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld has been appointed by Secretary Wilbur Ross to a second five-year term. Read mor...
07/13/2020

Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld has been appointed by Secretary Wilbur Ross to a second five-year term. Read more: https://bit.ly/3fqq2Ik

Get to know the newest class of National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees by visiting https://bit.ly/3ipzMnZ. The Nation...
07/08/2020
How Our NIHF Inductees are Helping the Country Respond to COVID-19

Get to know the newest class of National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees by visiting https://bit.ly/3ipzMnZ. The National Inventors Hall of Fame provides updates on what some inductees are currently working on and feature inventions that have improved our lives: https://bit.ly/31FQSbk

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® honors NIHF Inductees whose innovations continue to save lives and help us stay connected through COVID-19.

07/07/2020
Welcome to Camp Invention Connect™

Interested in learning about what a typical day at Camp Invention looks like? Visit https://bit.ly/2NN2CRa to see how educators are working with kids virtually with their one-of-a-kind program, Camp Invention Connect.

Get a sneak peek of the new, at-home Camp Invention Connect™ program from the National Inventors Hall of Fame®! This one-of-a-kind program includes hours of ...

USPTO released the 2019 update to its Trademark Case Files Dataset. This update contains detailed information on 10.1 mi...
07/06/2020

USPTO released the 2019 update to its Trademark Case Files Dataset. This update contains detailed information on 10.1 million trademark applications filed with, or registrations issued by the USPTO between January 1870 and January 2020.
For more information, please visit the Trademark Case Files Dataset webpage: https://bit.ly/2VFrdM6

This Fourth of July, we're looking back at the special events and moments when we celebrated American innovation: the ar...
07/02/2020

This Fourth of July, we're looking back at the special events and moments when we celebrated American innovation: the arrival of the Higgins Boat and visits by World War II veterans, USPTO employees paying their respects to veterans or singing the national anthem, and naturalization ceremonies welcoming new U.S. citizens. Take a look back with us and you'll see the American flag in every photo.

This Fourth of July, we're looking back at the special events and moments when we celebrated American innovation: the arrival of the Higgins Boat and visits by World War II veterans, USPTO employees paying their respects to veterans or singing the national anthem, and naturalization ceremonies welcoming new U.S. citizens. Take a look back with us and you'll see the American flag in every photo.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will begin accepting petitions for speedier resolution of a limited number of ex parte...
07/01/2020
USPTO announces Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will begin accepting petitions for speedier resolution of a limited number of ex parte appeals. Learn about the new Fast-Track Appeals Pilot program: https://bit.ly/31Af7HK

PTAB to begin accepting petitions to accelerate resolution of certain ex parte appeals.

Percy Julian was a pioneer in chemistry and pharmaceutical drug development. He received over 130 patents for his scient...
07/01/2020

Percy Julian was a pioneer in chemistry and pharmaceutical drug development. He received over 130 patents for his scientific contributions, including synthesizing physostigmine for treatment of glaucoma and cortisone for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. He's also remembered for a fire extinguishing foam that was used for oil and gasoline fires during WWII. Read the latest #JourneysOfInnovation story: https://bit.ly/2NKrI3h

Photo courtesy of DePauw University

"You in particular realize that people of any age can innovate. In fact, anyone—no matter their age, gender, race, or ba...
07/01/2020

"You in particular realize that people of any age can innovate. In fact, anyone—no matter their age, gender, race, or background—can be an inventor. All you need is an idea," said #USPTO Director Andrei Iancu at the recent #EurekaFest2020 with Lemelson-MIT Program. Read his remarks: https://bit.ly/3dM1tE5
More info about the event, InvenTeams, and student prize winners: https://lemelson.mit.edu/events/eurekafest-2020

Have you visited our #COVID19 Response Resource Center yet? https://bit.ly/3fdbkng We added new info on the COVID-19 pri...
06/30/2020

Have you visited our #COVID19 Response Resource Center yet? https://bit.ly/3fdbkng We added new info on the COVID-19 prioritized examination program for certain trademark and service mark applications. Under this new program, we're accepting petitions to advance the initial examination of applications for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services. We're also waiving the fee for such petitions. More info: https://bit.ly/2ZizI0E

Take a look at all the different ways you can get social with the #USPTO for #SocialMediaDay!
06/30/2020

Take a look at all the different ways you can get social with the #USPTO for #SocialMediaDay!

The USPTO has extended from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020, the time for small and micro entities to pay certain pa...
06/29/2020
USPTO extends certain CARES Act relief for small and micro entities

The USPTO has extended from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020, the time for small and micro entities to pay certain patent-related fees that would otherwise have been due on or after March 27, 2020. Read the news brief for more information: https://bit.ly/38cXv69

The USPTO has extended from July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020, the time for small and micro entities to pay certain patent-related fees that would otherwise have been due on or after March 27, 2020.

Are you an inventor or entrepreneur? Don’t miss the USPTO’s free, virtual Invention-Con 2020, coming August 20-22. Slots...
06/29/2020

Are you an inventor or entrepreneur? Don’t miss the USPTO’s free, virtual Invention-Con 2020, coming August 20-22. Slots are limited, so check out the updated agenda and register early for #InventionCon: https://bit.ly/2MKD6LP

Are you an #inventor or #entrepreneur? Don’t miss the USPTO’s free, virtual Invention-Con 2020, coming August 20-22. Slo...
06/25/2020
Invention-Con 2020

Are you an #inventor or #entrepreneur? Don’t miss the USPTO’s free, virtual Invention-Con 2020, coming August 20-22. Slots are limited, so check out the updated agenda and register early for #InventionCon: https://bit.ly/2MKD6LP

Event Summary   August 20, 2020 - August 22, 2020   9:00 AM ET - 5:00 PM ET Add to Calendar 2020-08-20 09:00:00 2020-08-20 09:00:00 Invention-Con 2020 Are you an independent inventor, entrepreneur, small business owner, or intellectual property (IP) professional? If so, mark your calendars now for...

Do you have fond memories of playing with toys like the Super Soaker® during summers? Lonnie Johnson is a former NASA en...
06/24/2020

Do you have fond memories of playing with toys like the Super Soaker® during summers? Lonnie Johnson is a former NASA engineer, holder of more than 100 patents, and creator of the Super Soaker®. When his heat-pump prototype shot a stream of water across the room, Johnson realized the technology could create a super-powered water gun. Getting the toy to market, however, would take years.
"There was just one discouraging event after another, but I think the key to success, and the most important thing above anything else is perseverance," says Johnson. "I think sticking to it and not giving up is what makes the difference."
Listen to or read more: https://bit.ly/2UMh1kj #JourneysOfInnovation

Meet Laura, an Attorney-Advisor in our Office of Policy and International Affairs. She recently returned stateside after...
06/23/2020

Meet Laura, an Attorney-Advisor in our Office of Policy and International Affairs. She recently returned stateside after serving as an IP Attaché in Brazil for the past four years. As an IP Attaché, Laura's skills in public speaking and international relations flourished. Her knowledge base in all areas of IP expanded as well. The part that made her time overseas unforgettable was when she connected to a thriving community of the "warmest, friendliest, and most gracious people."
Read Laura's story at https://bit.ly/2Yf1Ykc

#PeopleOfPTO

Working from home, the USPTO’s IP attachés continue their efforts to help U.S. businesses, inventors, and other stakehol...
06/23/2020

Working from home, the USPTO’s IP attachés continue their efforts to help U.S. businesses, inventors, and other stakeholders protect and enforce their IP rights abroad. To learn more, and to contact an IP attaché, visit the IP Attaché Program’s webpage: http://bit.ly/2x8jYD1

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06/22/2020

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“Juneteenth is an opportunity for all of us to reaffirm our deep bonds of friendship and common purpose, and to recommit...
06/19/2020
Presidential Message on Juneteenth, 2020 | The White House

“Juneteenth is an opportunity for all of us to reaffirm our deep bonds of friendship and common purpose, and to recommit ourselves to the mission of ensuring all Americans have access to the resources needed to realize their dreams,” says #USPTO Director Andrei Iancu.

Read The White House statement on #Juneteenth: https://bit.ly/2Nf9LcC

The First Lady and I send our warmest greetings to those celebrating Juneteenth this year. On this day 155 years ago, African Americans in Texas first hear

Our #GoForReal campaign with the National Crime Prevention Council is live! Visit https://bit.ly/USPTO_GoForReal to see ...
06/17/2020

Our #GoForReal campaign with the National Crime Prevention Council is live! Visit https://bit.ly/USPTO_GoForReal to see the materials and learn more about anti-counterfeiting.

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