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Resources for Inventors

US Patent and Trademark Office: Contains information on US patents and trademarks, including a database of issued and pending patents. 

Google Patents: Find and download copies of patents and patent applications.

Patent Lens: Search patents worldwide and make use of advanced comparison features.

US Copyright Office: Learn about and search for US copyrights.

Expanding American Innovation

In December 2020, Technology Commercialization hosted USPTO Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Andrei Iancu, to discuss American innovation, the important role of patents, and efforts to build inclusiveness in innovation of underrepresented groups.
Watch the presentation: Expanding American Innovation

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