USPTO hosts first NCEAI Innovation Chat
he United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted its first National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI) Innovation Chat on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The virtual event featured a discussion on the importance of a more diverse innovation ecosystem between Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Lisa Jorgenson, the new Deputy Director General for Patents and Technology Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), comprised of representatives from industry, academia, and government, was established to help guide the USPTO in developing a comprehensive national strategy to build a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem by encouraging participation demographically, geographically, and economically. For additional information on the NCEAI, please visit the NCEAI page on the USPTO website or read the Director’s blog on the launch of the NCEAI.