Patents for Humanity is the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) awards program for those using game-changing technology to solve global challenges. It provides business incentives for patent holders who find ways to reach under-served communities.

These success stories can help others learn how to harness innovation for human progress.

All patent holders can participate.

Since 2012, the program has given 21 awards — not just to multinational companies, but also small and medium enterprises, startups, universities, and nonprofits. Together, their work has improved millions of lives around the globe.

Winners receive accelerated USPTO processing for one eligible matter and public recognition of their work.

Apply by December 8, 2017 at

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