USPTO Resources for Inventors

How does the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) encourage innovation? One way is through resources for inventors. One such resource can be found on the USPTO website, and is called “Inventors Eye Newsletter.” You can get to it by clicking on the USPTO website’s ‘Inventors” tab, or subscribe to the newsletter by following the link below. See the description below from the USPTO website:

“Inventors Eye is the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s bi-monthly publication for the independent inventor community. Want to stay current? Subscribe to our mailing list and receive the latest stories, advice, and tips for inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Only subscribers get the current edition, so sign up now. It’s free and it takes just one easy step.”

The November newsletter, available on the website, has the following:

A message from the Commissioner

This contains valuable information for inventors. Commissioner Margaret (Peggy) Focarino discusses the reduction in the backlog of applications waiting for examination and lists websites with resources for inventors. It’s worth checking out.

There are featured articles and inventors, such as the article on the role patents played in advancing prosthetics technology, and how an inventor’s device was used against Somali pirates.

Other features include tabs for advice, events, and network sections.

This is just one of the helpful tabs on the USPTO website. It’s a great place to start, but if you have more questions feel free to call us at Gearhart Law, 908-273-0700.