Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Inventor Info Chat in Spanish Language

Join the next live USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar, "Understanding Trademarks." This event will be a Spanish language broadcast on June 20, from 11 a.m. to noon ET. Applicants will learn how and when to file for a trademark and be able to ask questions about the steps of filing. Please email questions during the chat to
To register for this chat, go to the Inventor Info webinar event page.
For assistance and to view past programs, please contact


Únase a la próxima Charla de Información para Inventores de la Oficina de Patentes y Marcas de los Estados Unidos, transmitida en vivo, “Entendiendo las Marcas Comerciales.” Este evento será transmitido en español el 20 de junio, de 11 a.m. a 12 del mediodía, hora del este. solicitantes entenderán cómo y cuándo solicitar una marca comercial y tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas sobre los pasos para presentar la solicitud. Durante la charla, favor de enviar sus preguntas a través del correo electrónico a
Para registrarse para esta charla, visite la página del evento.
Para obtener asistencia y para ver los programas anteriores, comuníquese con

Monday, May 20, 2019

National Summer Teacher Institute

National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property (NSTI)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will conduct its 6th Annual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property July 28-August 2, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Deadline to apply is May 22, 2019. 

To apply:…/o…/national-summer-teacher-institute

Copyright protection among topics explored at free Los Angeles program on protecting your intellectual property in China

Are you a business, individual, or attorney looking to hear about strategies for better protecting intellectual property in China? If so, plan to attend a free USPTO China IP Road Show in Los Angeles on Friday, June 7.
Several sessions of the all-day program will focus on copyright protection and enforcement.
USPTO Director Andrei Iancu will provide opening remarks. 
Register to attend this free program. 
Additional programs are planned for later in 2019. Check the China IP Road Show page for updates.

PKI Outage for EFS-Web and Private PAIR

The USPTO will have a series of upcoming outages to begin the phased termination of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates for Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) and Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR). This will not affect users accessing EFS-Web and Private PAIR with a verified account.
The first PKI outage will be on May 22, starting at 12:01 AM and ending at 11:59 PM ET. Additional outages will be scheduled. Please see the USPTO System Status and Availability page for more information.
During the PKI outage, users will be unable to use PKI certificates to authenticate. However, authentication via verified accounts to access EFS-Web and Private PAIR will be available. Please ensure that you migrated the proper PKI to the correct account prior to the outage. If you have not migrated or need to sponsor support staff, please visit the Authentication Change webpage for guidance.
If you need to file a new application during this outage, please access EFS-Web with your verified account, use EFS-Web for Unregistered eFilers, or use EFS-Web Contingency. If you need to file a follow-on submission and do not have a verified account, please use an alternative filing method.
If you have questions or need to reverse an incorrectly migrated account, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at or 866-217-9197.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Learn online how examiners approach claim interpretation

Do you want to learn about recent examination practice and procedure guidance? Attend our virtual instructor lead (vILT) course titled “Claim Interpretation” on June 4 and 5. 
The USPTO is applying for CLE credit in Virginia for this course. USPTO trainers will lead the course and have based the curriculum on recent patent examiner training. Class size is limited and selection for attendance is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can learn more about the program and upcoming sessions on the USPTO vILT page.