#BackToSchool yet? In 1869, inventor Oliver Garretson and his brother started the Buffalo Hardware Company, which grew into one of the largest school furniture companies of that time. Garretson received a patent for a "school desk" in 1881.

Photos c/o @InventorsHOF

Join the #USPTO on 9/19 for a talk on trending issues in trade secrets. Topics include current issues in the protection of #TradeSecrets in the United States. Register:

Get the USPTO to #SXSW 2020! We have four panels on IP and innovation that need your vote: #USPTOatSXSW

On July 23, the USPTO celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and its significance on invention, space commerce, and IP. The program’s two major themes quickly became evident: innovation and inspiration.
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USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and #USPTORockyMtn Director Molly Kocialski talk innovation and IP at the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO five year anniversary celebration on August 30.
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Our #USPTOSV regional office had a special guest this week – inventor @stevewoz! After an office tour and quick photo with his inventor trading card, he met with USPTO staff and discussed working with Steve Jobs and the importance of the patent system.

With the help of @McGruffatNCPC, the USPTO and the National Crime Prevention Council are working together to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®", to raise public awareness about the harms of counterfeit goods.
#DogDaysofSummer #IP #StopFakes

Get the USPTO to SXSW 2020! We have 4 panels - IP to IPO; patents and business; women in innovation; and IP and R&D. Vote now: #USPTOatSXSW

The Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO celebrates five years of innovation. Join #USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and #USPTORockyMtn Director Molly Kocialski on August 30.

Get the USPTO to SXSW 2020! We have 4 panels - IP to IPO; patents and business; mind the gap; and IP and R&D.
Vote now: #USPTOatSXSW

Our IP attaché recently joined @SecretaryRoss' meeting with the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Vásquez.

See where all our IP attachés and specialists are across the globe:

#TBT: We joined @firstlegoleague at their annual #GlobalInnovationAward, held in San Jose this year.
Equipped with super hero capes, our #USPTOSV regional office led two IP workshops, and hosted “Who Wants to be an Innovator."

Our IP specialist spoke at a USPTO-cosponsored program for public prosecutors in the Udon Thani province in the northeastern region of Thailand this week.
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Voting is now open for #SXSW panel submissions! Check out our proposals and help us get to #sxsw. Vote for "IP to IPO: Investing in and protecting your IP," at

5 years and counting! Join us as we celebrate the #USPTORockyMtn Regional Office on August 30 and the services it provides to inventors, entrepreneurs, and startups.

ICYMI: Commissioner for Trademarks Mary B. Denison testified before the @HouseJudiciary on July 18. Read her full statement on counterfe#trademarks:

Last day to apply for the Commissioner for Trademarks role is 8/19:

74 teachers from all across the country had a crash course in #IP and #invention this week at the #USPTOSTEM program. They are now ready to kick off the school year with new ideas and activities for their students. Learn more:

From Edison to Tesla and more, for #NationalColoringBookDay, check out all the #coloring options on the USPTO Kids pages.

Earlier this week, regional office directors from #USPTORockyMtn, #USPTOSV, #USPTOTexas, and #USPTOMidwest visited HQ to meet with Director Andrei Iancu and Deputy Director Laura Peter.

The #USPTORockyMtn Regional Office celebrates five years in Denver, Colorado. Mark your calendars for August 30:

“The people on the leading edge of this global competition are the examiners and employees of the USPTO,” said @SecretaryRoss at the #Apollo50IP event. Read his full speech:

Throughout the week, #USPTOSTEM participants are learning how to incorporate #IP and #invention concepts in their school curricula. Learn more:

Our National Summer Teacher Institute at @unccharlotte is off to a great start! Earlier this week, teachers heard from entrepreneurs @louisforeman @TiffanyNorwood and student inventor @gracecmaloney. #USPTOSTEM

Leading autism advocate and inventor Temple Grandin revolutionized modern livestock handling thanks to her ability to think in pictures. Read about her inventor story in this month’s Journeys of Innovation.

Today, the #USPTO issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding patent fees. Read more in a guest blog from Acting Chief Financial Officer Sean Mildrew.

#TDIH: Samuel Hopkins of Philadelphia, Pa. received the first U.S. patent for an improvement in "the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash" on July 31, 1790. It was signed by President George Washington.

#USPTO Deputy Director Laura Peter talks #IP and economy in sports and entertainment with young professionals, students, and interns at @globalIPcenter's Young Leaders Forum today.

Effective on Saturday, 8/3: new #trademark rule requires foreign applicants and registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney. READ: .
This is a major win for outgoing Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Denison. Job info:

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