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September 16, 2019 | Tom Ballard

USPTO Director offers thoughts on broadening the “innovation ecosphere”

Speaking at an event last week in Pittsburgh, Andrei Iancu, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), made the following observation: “In order to truly advance innovation here in Pittsburgh and throughout the country, we must work to broaden the innovation ecosphere. Put differently, we need a higher percentage of our population to participate. And to that end, we need to focus on STEM and IP education, externships and hands-on industry opportunities. We must also identify appropriate role models for young people to excite them to look to futures in science, engineering and tech. The USPTO plays a leading role in this regard. Click here to read his full presentation.

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