To support the President’s Management Agenda to leverage federal data into strategic assets, the USPTO Midwest Regional Office is hosting a Patent Open Data conference with the aim to help the public more effectively use and integrate patent information into their business.  This conference will focus on helping users access USPTO data, systems and tools, and discuss emerging trends and best practices.

For more information about USPTO Open Data, please see:

When: Tuesday October 22nd, 2019  (Exact hours to following in formal Eventbrite invitation)

Where: Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 300 River Place South, #2900, Detroit, MI 48207

Remote:  Based on your interest and feedback, we may include the possibility to participate and present via WebEx.


Hands On:   Bring your laptop with data analytic tools

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Topics: Potential topics include a list of existing USPTO data sources, APIs, examples, and white papers.

The USPTO Midwest Region Open Data Conference program will highlight the latest technologies, regulatory issues, and trends in Open Data through case studies and real life customer perspectives. To learn more about USPTO Open Data resources, visit:

We are particularly interested in highlighting successful implementations in the following subjects/topics:

  • Integration of USPTO data into product development, marketing, business development, or planning
  • Integration of USPTO data with other data sources
  • Problems with existing USPTO data structure
  • Wants for future USPTO information and systems


Call for Speakers Now Open – We Want To Hear From You!

Interested In Speaking?

Contact:  Jennifer Rempfer at 313-446-6516

                  Please describe your proposed topic and provide a short bio

Speaker Requirements:

  • Speakers must adhere 100% to our "NO COMMERCIALISM" policy. 
    If you cannot avoid commercialism, please do not agree to speak.
  • Speakers must share their information in an educational, 
    non-commercial and non-self-promotional manner.
  • Speakers must provide session description for the conference web site.

Thank you for your interest in our Open Data Conference.  We will be sending a formal invitation and request for replies in the coming weeks.   


       Damian Porcari

       Regional Director

       Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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  1. The agenda for the meeting has been posted and is attached.

    It looks as if it is going to be a very good program.

    Registration for the conference and the webcast can be found at:

    Thanks, Tony

    USPTO Open Data Conference Agenda.docx