By Godson Umejiego, Correspondent USA
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in consultation with the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), is seeking public comments to assist in the development of a national strategy to expand the innovation ecosystem demographically, geographically, and economically.
The NCEAI, established by the USPTO as an outgrowth of its SUCCESS Act report to Congress, consists of distinguished leaders from industry, academia, government, and nonprofit organizations.
“Expanding participation in the innovation ecosystem is one of our nation’s best and most tangible opportunities for enhancing economic growth and improving the standard of living and quality of life for every American,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Andrei Iancu. “The NCEAI and the public will play a critical role in helping the United States achieve those goals.”
The full text of the notice is available in the Federal Register and can also be found on the Patent Related Notices webpage. To ensure consideration, comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov on or before 45 days after the publication date in the Federal Register.