Launch of web resource details commitment to equity for innovators, and how you can help

Equity is not just a current trend. It is a commitment to empowerment for all innovators that has far-reaching effects for society as a whole.

The USPTO’s new inclusive innovation web resource details the importance of this commitment. It features:

  • Data showing how inclusive intellectual property initiatives support both individual innovators and the broader U.S. economy;
  • Disparities in innovation across demographic groups, highlighting the need to reach and inspire women and underserved populations;
  • Ways to participate in activities that encourage greater equity in the innovation ecosystem.

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The USPTO continues to monitor local conditions for all locations as determined by the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 community levels. In addition to its headquarters and East Coast outreach office in Alexandria, Virginia, the USPTO has regional offices in Detroit, Dallas, Denver and San Jose.