We’re excited to welcome the newest (& returning) members of our Trademarks Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)! ⭐ Congratulations to Deborah Gerhardt, Amy Hsiao, & Donna Griffiths. Learn about the important work of TPAC in our recent blog: http://bit.ly/3Hs7PcI
Are you interested in how #AI will shape the #IP ecosystem going forward? Join us this week as we explore AI in the invention process, how to address inventions created with significant AI contributions, and more. View the full agenda and register: http://bit.ly/3XGWThB
Calling all current and aspiring business owners! Don’t miss tomorrow’s Trademark Basics Boot Camp, including a live demonstration of a filing in the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/3ICz7PR
👏🏿 Thank you, @washingtonpost for sharing this story! African Americans inventors have been fighting for equality throughout U.S. history, as shown by patent examiner Henry Baker’s list of Black inventors: http://bit.ly/3WVia6o #BHM
Marie Van Brittan Brown, a Black nurse, filed a patent for the first video home security system in 1966. Now video surveillance is a $60 billion industry. https://wapo.st/3XY79mg
A beautician, instructor, and businesswoman, Marjorie Stewart Joyner invented and patented a machine to create permanent hair waves in 1928. Learn more about Joyner, who will be inducted into the @InventorsHOF this October: http://bit.ly/3JykkGj #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM
USPTO’s Jorge Valdes recently moderated a discussion on implementing convergence education in the classroom as part of our work with @WHOSTP’s committee on STEM education. What is convergence education? Learn more about it here: http://bit.ly/3HnCR5r
Have you signed up for our Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship events? Highlights include a session on USPTO resources, fireside chats with leaders in innovation, and the premiere of a special documentary created with @InventorsHOF. Register now: http://bit.ly/3vBHCmk #BHM
20 Girl Scouts from Brownie Troop #77212 in Shelby Township, MI recently earned their IP patch with the help of the #USPTOMidwest Regional Office! They learned about the 4 types of IP, ID’ed the different elements of a patent, and created their own logos. Great job, scouts!
#YoungInventor Christianna Alexander knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. Despite difficulties with undiagnosed learning differences, she started her own bath and body company and successfully marketed her products. Hear her story: http://bit.ly/3j5mzpy
#Tip: When filing in DOCX format using Patent Center, you can test your application using the Patent Center “training mode” without saving to or storing data in the USPTO’s systems. Learn how: https://www.uspto.gov/patents/docx
Do you want to know how innovators with different backgrounds come together to create new inventions and businesses? Don’t miss #TogetherInInnovation: Agricultural advances, where you’ll learn firsthand from successful women innovators in agriculture: http://bit.ly/3QVCd3h
Thank you Madame Secretary, we couldn’t have said it better! At USPTO, America’s Innovation Agency, we are ready to help innovators and inventors across the country protect their most valuable assets: their ideas.
“We will be creating ½ million to a million jobs all around the country in technology. Those jobs have to go to people who look like America… We have to continuously try harder and be more creative and figure out how to reach all stakeholders.” - @SecRaimondo
“You cannot innovate or compete if you can’t protect your [intellectual property], and the way we protect IP is the envy of the world. It is the basis of everything.” – @SecRaimondo
@SecRaimondo reiterated her main focus of enhancing US competitiveness through investment & innovation by 1) investing in semiconductor manufacturing (CHIPS Act), 2) expanding broadband access to all, & 3) workforce development to prepare American workers for 21st century jobs.
This week @SecRaimondo joined USPTO Deputy Director Derrick Brent for a townhall with USPTO staff to discuss 2023 priorities for @CommerceGov and answer employee questions.
As we mark the one-year anniversary of #CancerMoonshot being reignited and celebrate the progress made, we are excited to announce that the USPTO’s Cancer Moonshot expedited review pilot is now accepting applications! Get all the details on the program: http://bit.ly/3Ya3kL6
From addressing trademark scams to combatting counterfeits, read about the Trademark Public Advisory Committee’s (TPAC) accomplishments and priorities going forward in our guest #blog by current TPAC chair David Cho and immediate past chair Susan Natland: http://bit.ly/3Hs7PcI
Looking for a way to predict the weather that doesn’t involve a large rodent? Check out patented devices like this...or take the six more weeks of winter. #GroundhogDay
From agriculture to rail travel, from acoustical science to internet communications, Black inventors have been changing the world for generations. Learn about four incredible inventors by checking out our USPTO inventor collectable cards: http://bit.ly/3i4pbTM #BHM
❗ Beware: Scammers have recently begun impersonating USPTO employees by using real employee names and spoofing USPTO phone numbers. Learn more about this scam and what to do if you get a call: http://bit.ly/3Y6nVPQ
Henry Baker and George Washington Murray were two men connected by a city, a dedication to public service and civil rights, and a list of African American patent holders. Read our #JourneysOfInnovation to learn more: http://bit.ly/3WVia6o
“Where do you see yourself in five years?”
The USPTO needs your help answering that question, which is why we’re asking for feedback on our next strategic plan. View the draft plan and submit your thoughts by February 17: http://bit.ly/2MnHd2C
Educators: Don’t forget to sign up for this month’s K-12 educators webinar! Learn about our National Summer Teacher Institute from Reggie Duncan, a teacher who liked the program so much he ended up working at the USPTO. 😉 Register now: http://bit.ly/3VFhn9e
Women entrepreneurs: Join us for our next #WEWednesday event on Wednesday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m. MT, virtually or in person in Phoenix, for tips on how to find and secure funding for your business. Register today: http://bit.ly/3Js0pZA
Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in learning about trademarks and how to apply for federal registration? Join us for tomorrow - we’ll cover the requirements for an initial trademark application: http://bit.ly/3Z9x9fg
We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on intellectual property and non-fungible tokens (NFTs)! Join our friends at @CopyrightOffice tomorrow for the final event in the series. The focus? You guessed it – copyrights. Register here: http://bit.ly/3XQuJBa
Elsie, Edna, and Louise Frankfurt started their maternity-wear firm, Page Boy, in 1937. Read our #JourneysOfInnovation story to learn how they supported women in the workplace, both through fashion and as job creators: http://bit.ly/3X2ofPa
When #YoungInventor Gabby Goodwin couldn’t find a solution to her lost hair barrettes, she and her mom invented their own: @GaBBYBows, a double-sided barrette. Learn more about this inventor, entrepreneur, and “girl boss”: http://bit.ly/3CWfv5d
Join us on February 28 for our third #TogetherInInnovation event! Learn how women-led diverse teams @pheronym, @FarmToIncubator, and @InvasiveSppFdn achieved successes with agricultural innovations. Register today: http://bit.ly/3QVCd3h #InclusiveInnovation
Don't miss the next installment in our ongoing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies (ET) Partnership Series! Join us on February 8 to explore patent policy issues impacted by AI and ET in AI-driven innovation. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/3XGWThB
Winter is coming... well, it’s been here for a while.
When the great outdoors looks Stark, practice winter safety with patents like a removable cleat that can turn ordinary footwear into a more stable snowshoe and a hand-held windshield deicer.
Did you catch Dir. Vidal on @FederalNewsNet? She talked with Tom Temin about the USPTO Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. Catch up here (http://bit.ly/3R5CErO) & then let us know what you think about the Strategic Plan at: http://bit.ly/3vK0zmQ
Do you use a brand name, slogan, or logo to distinguish yourself or your business? Did you invent or design something like a machine or tool? You might have intellectual property! Find out what type, and how to protect it, with our new IP Identifier tool: http://bit.ly/3It3LLh
Are you interested in learning more about patent searching? Join us for tomorrow’s #PathToAPatent to hear from USPTO experts on this topic, including our Seven-Step Strategy: http://bit.ly/3X49gE8
Next up in our series on intellectual property and non-fungible tokens (NFTs): patents! Join us tomorrow to hear from technologists, patent owners and practitioners, academics, and industry representatives about the intersection of patent law and NFTs: http://bit.ly/3kxzX6s
#WEWednesday: What does your network look like? Learn more about opportunities for women entrepreneurs to leverage government resources from @US_EDA’s Alejandra Castillo and with our online resource hub: http://bit.ly/USPTO-WE
Mark your calendars for the USPTO’s 2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program events on February 10, 14, and 24 and get inspired by Black entrepreneurs, small business owners, and inventors. Register today: http://bit.ly/3vBHCmk
After an accident changed his life, Rory Cooper's love of tinkering and competition led to success as an inventor, engineer, athlete, and now, an inductee into the @InventorsHOF Class of 2023. Listen to or read our interview with Cooper: http://bit.ly/31nPXIH
The Frankfurt sisters founded Page Boy, the country’s first high-end maternity-wear firm, in their hometown of Dallas in 1937. With a patent and three trademarks, the sisters’ unique strengths made their company successful. Read our #JourneysOfInnovation: http://bit.ly/3X2ofPa
Are you thinking about registering your trademark, but need some help with searching? Join us for tomorrow’s session of the Trademark Basics Boot Camp, where we’ll focus on using the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS): http://bit.ly/3ZkrKm3
Don’t forget to sign up for tomorrow’s roundtable on trademarks and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the first in our three-part series on how NFTs relate to intellectual property (IP) law. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/3IXr14b
Whether you need help with your patent or trademark application, are interested in branching out with your business internationally, or want to hear directly from successful inventors and entrepreneurs, check out our free services for innovators: http://bit.ly/3njeBYV
#ICYMI: @InventorsHOF (NIHF) announced their 50th class of inductees earlier this month! Follow NIHF for more information on each of these 16 incredible inventors leading up to the induction ceremony in October: http://bit.ly/2G6G9vR
To learn more about the USPTO + @FDA collaboration, & about additional opportunities to engage, visit us at: https://www.uspto.gov/initiatives/fda-collaboration
We want to thank the many expert stakeholders from patients, advocates, researchers, brand & generic pharmaceuticals & brand biotech & biosimilar companies, who attended today. Your expertise & diverse perspectives ensure that we increase equity as well as efficiency.
It was a packed day yesterday at the USPTO offices in Alexandria. We hosted our colleagues from @FDA for a joint listening session with stakeholders on how to increase access & affordability to life-saving medicines.
“The USPTO & the @FDA will continue to collaborate in the development of policies aimed at protecting & promoting U.S. #Innovation, advancing competition, & lowering prescription drug prices for all Americans.” - @DrCaliff_FDA, U.S. Food & Drug Administration Commissioner
“Accessibility to medicine for all Americans is a top priority of the #BidenHarris administration, & our patent system plays a critical role in incentivizing investment in innovation for the next breakthrough medicine.” – Kathi Vidal, USPTO Director
The USPTO has extended the deadline to receive comments on our draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan until February 17. We welcome comments on all aspects of the draft plan. Learn more on our Strategic Plan webpage: http://bit.ly/3GPygsq
The USPTO is seeking public comments on the agency’s draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan by January 31, 2023. Help us drive innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity for the benefit of all Americans and people around the world: http://bit.ly/3vK0zmQ