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USPTO Innovation Festival

USPTO Innovation Festival
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2015 Innovation Festival – want to show your invention?

The USPTO and Smithsonian team up to have inventors and entrepreneurs showcase their inventions in the Innovation Festival on September 26-27, 2015 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Applications to exhibit at the 2015 festival are now being accepted. The deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern, March 1, 2015.

Find out the details here.

Patents for Humanity

Patents for Humanity

The USPTO has extended the deadline for the Patents for Humanity until October 31, 2014.


The program involves rewarding inventors and entrepreneurs for using patents to solve world problems.  Businesses who are patent owners or licensees can submit applications for the program in a select number of categories, including:  Medicine, Nutrition, Sanitation, Household Energy, and Living Standards.  Applications will be judged on how they alleviate problems for underprivileged populations.

Winners of the awards will receive a certificate to accelerate the examination of a patent application.

For all the details check out the USPTO’s Patents for Humanity Program.