IP Programs and Awards

Upcoming Events

March 22, 2019

The City of Englewood is hosting the third annual Business Resource and Lenders Expo in conjunction with the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be available to provide information on resources...

April 2, 2019

Learn about all forms of intellectual property (IP) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets from United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) staff. We will be happy to answer your questions on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at the Commons on...

April 5, 2019

The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part I of its series The Path to a Patent. In this module, we will provide a brief overview of the different types of intellectual property (including trademarks and copyrights) and take an in-depth look at the patenting process...

April 10, 2019

USPTO Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), held in Houston April 10-11 at JW Marriott Galleria. Commissioner Hirshfeld will also induct, with NAI President Paul Sanberg, the newest class of NAI...

April 18, 2019

If you are an intellectual property (IP) practitioner or student, you won't want to miss this free opportunity to learn about the new 101 guidance and patent quality updates. There is no fee to register, but space is limited. Learn more and register early . The morning session for law students,...

April 20, 2019

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter will participate in a panel discussion at the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) regional program: Key Issues Shaping the U.S. IP Landscape. USPTO General Counsel Sarah Harris will moderate...

April 25, 2019

Join a lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents. Spend the day at this free seminar with USPTO design examiners, managers, design patent practitioners and industrial designers from across the country. (There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you...

May 1, 2019

If you are an entrepreneur or a business owner, you can't afford to miss Understanding Intellectual Property. Come and get practical tips about intellectual property (IP) protection during a discussion with experts from the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...

May 7, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at The Commons on Champa in Downtown Denver as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal Government Tuesdays (click HERE for more information). One of our team members will be on hand to provide information and answer...

June 4, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at The Commons on Champa in Downtown Denver as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal Government Tuesdays (click HERE for more information). One of our team members will be on hand to provide information and answer...

News & Updates

United States moves up in international rankings for patent protection

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) ranked the United States in second place for Patents, Related Rights, and Limitations in its 2019 International IP Index, reflecting a significant improvement in patent protection policy. In addition, this year...

Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2018 National Medal of Technology and Innovation . The medal is the country's highest award for technological achievement and is presented by the President of the United States....

Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Washington - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is presented each year by the President of the United States and is this country's highest award for technological...

President Obama to Honor Nation’s Leading Scientists and Innovators

Today, the White House announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation—our Nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The new awardees will receive their medals at a White...

U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topics

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force will host roundtable discussions in cities around the country on several copyright Internet policy topics, as part of the work envisioned in the Green Paper. The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of...

USPTO Creates New Office of International Patent Cooperation

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the creation of a new Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC). The OIPC will be led by Mark Powell who will serve as USPTO's first Deputy Commissioner for International Patent...

Nominations Deadline Extended for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is extending the nominations deadline for the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is presented each year by the president of the United States and is this country's highest award...

U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force to Host Multistakeholder Forum on Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Washington- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) will hold the first meeting of the public multistakeholder forum on improving the operation of the notice and takedown system for removing infringing content from the Internet under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

USPTO and Dallas Entrepreneur Center Collaborate on Resource Sharing Initiatives

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support and promote the Dallas innovation community. Through the MOU, USPTO will...

World's Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices Release Annual IP5 Statistics Report

Washington - Last week, a coalition of the world's five largest patent offices - the IP5 - announced the release of the 2012 IP5 Statistics Report . The Report has been designed to facilitate an understanding of operations and patent procedures among the Offices, while providing a means for gauging...