March 2020 Monthly Review

by John Roberts on April 1, 2020

March 2020 Monthly Review
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A look back at the highlights of March 2020

Journeys of Innovation

Susan Keohane Journey of Innovation
How an IBM Master Inventor found her special gift in the world.

Augmenting ability

From a young age, Susann Keohane was intrigued by innovation. Though she expressed an innate interest and talent in math, it took the completion of her electrical and computer engineering degree and guidance from a few key mentors for her to realize that she could become an inventor herself.

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“To maintain our technological leadership, the United States must broaden our innovation ecosphere demographically, geographically, and economically.” –USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

USPTO launches the Expanding Innovation Hub, a new online platform to encourage greater participation in the patent system

As part of Women’s History Month, the USPTO has officially launched the Expanding Innovation Hub (“the Hub”), an online platform available on the USPTO website that provides resources for inventors and practitioners to encourage greater participation in the patent system. The new platform is yet another step the USPTO has taken to broaden the innovation ecosphere, to inspire novel inventions, to accelerate growth, and to drive America’s global competitive edge. It builds on our SUCCESS Act report to Congress of 2019, as well as our Progress and Potential report on women inventors.

By Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter | Continue reading

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