In March the USPTO will unveil a new study regarding women inventors and patents. In 2010, the U.S. saw a 35% increase in women receiving patents from the the prior year, totaling over 22,000 patents granted to women that year. The USPTO, in conjunction with the National Women's Business Council, will pay tribute to women inventors during March and will unveil the 2011 results of the study. With AIA changes, patent applications will now be tracked by gender. The USPTO has tipped its hat a bit prior to the Mar. 1 unveiling, to indicate that the number of women applying for and receiving patents and trademarks over the past 5 yrs. continues to rise.
As part of the process of policy making for implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), the USPTO will be hosting a series of sessions for gathering public comment on proposed implementation and policies for implementing the AIA changes signed into law by Congress. This roadshow will take place this spring across the U.S. to give independent inventors the opportunity to meet with USPTO officials and comment. It begins in Alexandria, VA (Feb. 17), continues through the US.: Silicon Valley (Feb. 24), Salt Lake City (Feb. 27), Dallas (Feb. 29), Fort Lauderdale (Mar. 2), Boston (Mar. 5) and Chicago (Mar. 7).
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