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USPTO launches National Council for Expanding American Innovation

September 17, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), an initiative aimed at expanding innovation and entrepreneurship in America. The council consists of leaders in industry, government, and academia. The USPTO created the council to develop a comprehensive national strategy to build a more diverse and inclusive innovation economy.

“Through the National Council for Expanding American Innovation, we plan to develop a national strategy for promoting and increasing the participation of underrepresented groups as inventor-patentees, entrepreneurs, and innovation leaders,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

In particular, the council plans to focus on increasing the involvement of women and underrepresented groups in STEM and the innovation economy. The USPTO will publish ongoing reports as the council progresses towards their goals. Additional information on the NCEAI can be found here.

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