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Priorities of the USPTO and Other Ongoing Efforts

A Presentation by Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Every day, the USPTO’s patent examiners carefully review thousands of patent applications. The USPTO examiners are nearly ten thousand men and women from all across America, with degrees in science and engineering. They examine the newest ideas and breakthroughs, any one of which could truly change the world. Indeed, through U.S. history, inventors have transformed our society with their innovative ideas—their intellectual property. And they’ve protected them with patents.

Please join the UConn Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors and CICATS for this presentation and hear insights from Drew Hirschfeld, Commissioner for Patents. Mr. Hirshfeld manages and leads the patent organization as its chief operating officer. He is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of this organization which affect administration of patent operations, examination policy, patent quality management, international patent cooperation, resources and planning, and budget administration.

Who should attend?  

  • NAI Members
  • UConn | UConn Health Faculty and Students interested in inventing, patent law,
    tech commercialization, and protecting intellectual property.
  • Other technology professionals