• Teaming Up to Cure Cancer

    Teaming Up to Cure Cancer Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Anyone who has held the hand of a friend or family member suffering through chemotherapy and radiation or comforted a friend or colleague dealing with the loss of... Continue reading

     
  • USPTO Regional Offices Forge Ahead in 2016

    USPTO Regional Offices Forge Ahead in 2016 Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee USPTO regional offices support our core mission of fostering American innovation and competitiveness by offering services to entrepreneurs, inventors, and small businesses, while effectively engaging communities... Continue reading

     
  • Protecting U.S. Trade Secrets

    Protecting U.S. Trade Secrets Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Innovators of all types, from independent inventors to large corporations, rely on trade secrets to safeguard their creativity, gain competitive advantage, and further their business goals. Congressional passage of... Continue reading

     
  • USPTO Celebrates World IP Day and Digital Creativity

    USPTO Celebrates World IP Day and Digital Creativity Guest blog by Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Last week, the USPTO celebrated World IP Day in the Washington, D.C. region, across the country, and abroad. World IP Day was established... Continue reading

     
  • USPTO Launches Two New Online Fee Payment Tools

    USPTO Launches Two New Online Fee Payment Tools Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino For several years, the USPTO has been making significant progress in modernizing its information technology (IT) infrastructure and tools for both employees and the public. Our financial tools are no exception, and I’m excited... Continue reading

     
  • USPTO Satellite Offices Bring Resources to Innovators

    USPTO Satellite Offices Bring Resources to Innovators Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Three years ago, we started expanding USPTO operations across the country to Dallas, Denver, Detroit, and Silicon Valley, bringing resources to the doorsteps of innovators. These... Continue reading

     
  • User Feedback Plays Key Role in New USPTO Website

    User Feedback Plays Key Role in New USPTO Website Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I’m excited to let you know about our newly redesigned website that improves the experience of doing business with the USPTO, and... Continue reading

     
  • IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015

    IT Innovation at USPTO in 2015 Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John Owens The start of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on our current successes, and challenge ourselves to continually improve our information technology (IT) systems. As the Chief Information Officer, I am focused on... Continue reading

     
  • Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued

    Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Issued Guest blog by USPTO Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Following the valuable feedback that we received from the public through written comments and multiple public meetings over the last several months, we are issuing new examination guidance on subject matter eligibility under § 101 in... Continue reading

     
  • USPTO Releases its FY 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)

    USPTO Releases its FY 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) Guest Blog by Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer I’m pleased to announce the USPTO has published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The PAR serves as the USPTO’s annual report, similar to what private sector... Continue reading

     
 
 
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