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Driving Innovation, Not Litigation

An executive action update from the White House and the USPTO, answering President Obama's call to strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.

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USPTO to Hold Forum on Guidance for Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

The USPTO is hosting a public forum on May 9 to get feedback on our recent guidance memo for determining subject matter eligibility of claims reciting or involving laws of nature, natural phenomena, and natural products.

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STOPfakes Roadshow in Philadelphia May 1

Learn how to protect your intellectual property rights to gain the most out of exporting. Hear experts from the USPTO, FBI, WIPO, and the International Trade Administration at the STOPfakes Roadshow in Philadelphia on May 1.

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USPTO Ranks #1 in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Report

Of 300 federal agency subcomponents, the USPTO was named the best place to work in the federal government’s Best Places to Work in 2013 by the non-profit Partnership for Public Service. The USPTO's rise to #1 follows a steady climb from #172 in 2007 to #5 in 2012.

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The USPTO's 2013 Annual Report is Now Available

Our annual Performance and Accountability Report for 2013 is out and we invite you to read about our agency's accomplishments over the last fiscal year.

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AFCP 2.0 Pilot Program Extended

We need your perspective on the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0). You can help the USPTO evaluate and refine AFCP 2.0 by completing our brief online survey.

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