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Homayoon Kazerooni was granted U.S. 8,801,641 for “Exoskeleton and Method for Controlling a Swing Leg of the Exoskeleton.”

Homayoon Kazerooni was granted U.S. 8,801,641 for “Exoskeleton and Method for Controlling a Swing Leg of the Exoskeleton.”

USPTO Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The USPTO is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month by featuring inventions for and by the differently-abled worker.

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Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting

The USPTO will host its first industry partnership meeting with the cybersecurity and network security community in California Friday, November 14, 2014.

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Two Key Patent Pilot Programs Have Been Extended Another Year

We've extended our After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 and the Quick Path IDS (QPIDS) Pilot through September 30, 2015. AFCP 2.0 is ideal for situations where an examiner and applicant may be close to an agreement.

Patents for humanity - It's not just an invention

Patents for Humanity Program Application Deadline Extended to October 31

The USPTO's Patents for Humanity Program application deadline has been extended to October 31. The Program recognizes businesses, inventors, non-profits, and universities who leverage their intellectual property portfolio to tackle global humanitarian challenges. 

Glossary Pilot Program - A New Strategy for Improving Claim Clarity Using Glossaries - Still Accepting Applications!

Patents Glossary Pilot Program

To improve patent quality and address stakeholders concerns about overly broad claims in software-related patent applications, the USPTO began a Glossary Pilot Program June 2 and is still accepting applications. Applications accepted into the Program will receive expedited examination up to the mailing of the First Office Action.

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

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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