• USPTO sings Valentine’s Day ode to IP

    Tom Temin says Washington could use a few more smiles these days. So check out this USPTO tribute to IP on Valentine’s Day.

  • Bruce Mihalick: Applications open for Patents for Humanity Awards

    The Patents for Humanity Awards recognize and honor patent owners or licensees who apply technology to solve humanitarian problems.

  • DoT hires new CIO; USPTO Owens resigns

    The Transportation Department brings on Vicki Hildebrand from the private sector to run its technology office.

  • Dr. Christal Sheppard: Detroit USPTO office marks 5th anniversary

    While other federal agencies were consolidating and closing branch offices a few years back, the Patent and Trademark Office expanded. It’s first-ever branch outside of Washington opened in 2012, a year after Congress authorized the move. Dr. Christal Sheppard, USPTO Midwest regional director, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the Detroit office is celebrating five years of operation.

  • #FedFeed – Find out which agency got nominated for 5 Webby Awards

    NASA’s social media game is strong. Now that’s being officially recognized, as the agency has been nominated for five Webby Awards, including three for its social media.

  • Nicholas Oettinger: Internal working group reviews USPTO regulations

    Agencies are on a regulatory budget. They’ve got to pull two regulations for every new one issued. The Patent and Trademark Office has put together a regulatory review working group. Nicholas Oettinger, who leads the group, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • USPTO: Yes, we do have a director

    In today’s Top Federal Headlines, after a bit of a wait, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office responds to a Freedom of Information Act request asking who was in charge.

  • New Year’s resolutions for 10 federal agencies

    Cybsersecurity, customer service, even deep space exploration are on the list of federal agencies’ goals in fiscal 2016-17.

  • #FedFeed – USPTO joins in Star Wars hype

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is jumping on the hype of Rogue One, the new Star Wars movie.

  • #FedFeed – Remembering John Glenn

    Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.