Wednesday, April 17, 2019

STEM Summer Program @CampInvention

Camp Invention is a STEM Summer Program that turns curious students into innovative thinkers.

There's still time to sign up for @CampInvention. Take a look at what some past campers had to say about the program, and look for a camp near you:

Spanish language Inventor Info Chat

La serie de seminarios de ciber chat de la Oficina de Patentes y Marcas regresa el 18 de abril a las 2 de la tarde hasta las 3 de la tarde, ET con una presentacion informativa titulada, "Cómo presentar una solicitud de patente provisional, o no provisional usando el sistema electrónico de presentación de solicitudes de patentes EFS-Web."
Resumen de la presentación:
  • Instrucciones de cómo utilizar EFS para presentar una solicitud provisional
  • Instrucciones de cómo utilizar EFS para presentar una solicitud no provisional
  • Demostración de como completar formularios
  • Uso de PAIR público para comprobar el estado de la solicitud
  • Descripción de los requisitos de formularios para diferentes procesos
Puede enviar sus preguntas a durante el evento. Para obtener ayuda, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a o visite nuestra página web para ver todos los próximos programas.

English translation:
The USPTO’s Inventor Info Chat webinar series returns on April 18, 2 - 3 p.m. ET with an informative presentation, "How to file a provisional or non-provisional patent application using the electronic filing system for EFS-Web patent applications."
Presentation summary:
  • Instructions on how to use EFS to file a provisional application
  • Instructions on how to use EFS to submit a non-provisional application
  • Demonstration of how to complete forms
  • Use of public PAIR to check the status of the application
  • Understand the requirements of forms for different processes
You can send your questions to during the event. For help, please send an email to or visit our webpage to see all upcoming programs.

Don't miss these World IP Day events

USPTO will hold two special events this month in celebration of World IP Day and this year's theme, "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports."
On Monday April 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, join a discussion at the USPTO headquarters or via livestream with former professional football player and entrepreneur Shawn Springs and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter.
After playing for 13 seasons in the NFL, Springs founded Windpact, which uses his patented Crash Cloud technology in football helmets to protect players from severe head injuries. The technology has applications in a variety of sports, as well as in the automotive industry and military sector.
After the discussion, meet representatives from sports companies and groups at an interactive exhibition until 2 p.m.
On Monday April 29, attend the USPTO annual celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on Capitol Hill from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer.
Keynote speaker Dr. Phil Wagner, CEO of Sparta Science, will demonstrate his company’s force plate technology, which helps predict injury risks for athletes. Other speakers will include Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter, Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization John Sandage, and members of Congress.
Presentations will run from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and a reception will follow.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Inventor Info Chat: Learn to file and check the status of provisional and non-provisional patents

Learn to file and check the status of provisional and non-provisional patents at the next USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon ET. Register in advance for a Walk-through for Filing Provisional, Non-Provisional, and Checking Status Using PAIR.

On the day of the program, log in to the event using this link.

This chat will cover: 

·         Live demonstrations of how to use the Electronic Filing System  (EFS) to file a provisional and  non-provisional applications
·         Using PUBLIC PAIR to check status of application
·         Understanding the forms requirements for different processes
You will have an opportunity to ask your questions via email to The Inventor Info Chat webinar series is presented by the Office of Innovation Development, which fosters invention and entrepreneurship by providing full access to the U.S. intellectual property system. 
For assistance, please contact or visit our web page to see all upcoming programs.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Register now for Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works

On March 28, the Department of Commerce’s Internet PolicyInternet Policy Task Force will host the Third Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. 
The meeting is free and open to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis, either in person or online. The registration form includes a list of possible topics for the breakout sessions so the conference can be tailored to participants' interests. Please register early.
Additional information, including the agenda, federal register notice, and webcast information, is available on the event page of the USPTO website.