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When disaster strikes, communities often suffer devastating losses of people and property. Recovering from a flood, hurricane, industrial accident or any other extreme event, can take months to years and cost billions of dollars. Local and regional catastrophes also impose a tremendous national toll. Since 2002, the U.S.

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You may not realize that patents play an important role in environmental and disaster relief, as well as many other humanitarian causes. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) oversees several programs that recognize the remarkable inventors whose inventions have had a profound impact on the world around them.

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Today, millions of children across the country participated in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. As a part of this effort, and in the spirit of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, the Department of Commerce partnered with the YMCA’s Full Circle Mentoring Program to welcome a group of middle school students to learn about a day in the life of the agency.

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