U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The mission of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is to foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth, domestically and abroad, by providing high quality and timely examination of patent and trademark applications, guiding domestic and international intellectual property (IP) policy, and delivering IP information and education worldwide.

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Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce For Intellectual Property and USPTO Director

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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USPTO Ceremony Honoring Senator Orrin Hatch

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Thank you, Andrei, for that kind introduction. I, too, have a lyric from one of the Senator’s repertoire of songs. It’s a rock-n-roll number and it goes like this: “America Rocks, when we sing allegiance to this country that we love: Ooooo-yeah.” “Ooooo-yeah”: There isn’t a better way to describe the implacable spirit that Senator Hatch brings to his song writing, and to his unabated commitment to...

Spotlight on Commerce: Nestor Ramirez, Technology Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Nestor Ramirez, Technical Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those amazing places in government you may not be familiar with. The...

10 Million Patents: A Celebration of American Innovation

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The following is a cross-post from the USPTO Director's Blog On June 19, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will issue patent number 10 million —a remarkable achievement for the United States of America and our agency. More than just a number, this patent represents one of ten million steps on a continuum of human accomplishment launched when our Founding Fathers provided for intellectual...

Spotlight on Commerce: Van Gilbert, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of a series for Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) May 6-12, showcasing the vast and diverse work of Commerce employees collectively working together to deliver important services that are helping the American economy grow. Guest blog post by Van Gilbert, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As a patent examiner in the Pro Se Assistance Pilot Program at the United...

USPTO Celebrates Women Innovators for World IP Day

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By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Today, April 26, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrates World Intellectual Property (IP) day in Washington, D.C., as well as across the country in Houston , Chicago and Silicon Valley . The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established...

Spotlight on Commerce: Errica Miller, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Patent Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Errica Miller, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Patent Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Patent Administration, I am responsible for tracking...

2018 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Innovators and Creators to be Rewarded for their Inventions in May

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Earlier this year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced the 2018 class of inductees . These visionary innovators each patented inventions that revolutionized their industries and changed people’s lives. Of the fifteen new inductees, five will be honored posthumously. The National Inventors Hall of Fame was established in...

Spotlight on Commerce: Bismarck Myrick, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Black History Month. As the Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (OEEOD) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I provide strategic direction and guidance in carrying out the Agency’s equal employment opportunity and...

Leveraging Open Data to Fuel American Innovation

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Leveraging open data is a priority for the Trump Administration , as part of its long-term commitment to modernize government and as a key driver of the American economy. Recently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced newly-released data giving the public new insights regarding the ins and outs of the patent process, while also providing the USPTO with more meaningful metrics so...

2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition Winners Announced

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The future of American innovation was on display November 3rd at the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA. Cutting-edge inventions created by the nation’s brightest young innovators from colleges and universities across the country — solving challenges from water decontamination to wearable power generation — were showcased at...