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USPTO Public Listening Session: Innovating Ideas on Standards and IP

September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting an opportunity for IP stakeholders, researchers, businesses, and other parties “to provide their input on the current state of U.S. firms’ participation in standard-setting processes, especially as they relate to the standardization of critical and emerging technologies (CETs) and standard essential patents (SEPs).” The event’s sessions will cover topics such as long-term investments in standards development; U.S. participation in international standards-setting activities and bodies; investment in a U.S. workforce that can effectively contribute to technical standards development; and much more. Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will offer opening remarks, along with Laurie E. Locascio, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology; and Diane Farrell, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. For additional information and to register to attend, please click here.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,

600 Dulany Street, Clara Barton Auditorium, Alexandria, VA

600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia United States