What does the USPTO do for independent inventors? This week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office reached out to followers on Twitter, letting independent inventors know of the many resources available to them, one of which is the USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community.
Inventors Eye is the USPTO's bi-monthly publication. Each issue features information you can use, tips on working with the USPTO; events, organizations and meetings of interest to the community; issues that impact independent and small entity inventors; and stories about people who have become successful inventors.
In the Nov2010 issue of Inventors Eye, Jeff Look in the USPTO's Office of the Chief Communications Officer reports on the recent gathering of independent inventors at the the 15th annual Independent Inventors Conference at its headquarters in Alexandria, Va., where USPTO Director David Kappos was the keynote speaker.
Kappos said the USPTO recognizes the importance of independent inventors in spurring economic growth and that the USPTO is working to ensure that all of our nation’s inventors have access to our IP system.
“Over the past year, we’ve put a focus on improving our service to independent inventors and small business. We have developed new programs to aid inventors as they secure intellectual property protection on their invention, and we’re working to develop new programs and initiatives that will make the IP system easier to use for the independent inventor community,” said Kappos.
We're sure independent inventors are thankful that the USPTO is reaching out and communicating with the Director's public blog as well as the official social media resources of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Twitter and Facebook.