intellectual property

USPTO expands use of machine learning with $50M contract


The Patent and Trademark Office plans to pilot tools that will expedite applications and requests, predict fraudulent transactions and reduce backlogs.

CBP successfully tested an ‘interoperable’ blockchain system for protecting intellectual property


The platform uses encrypted keys to securely transmit personally identifiable information and trade secrets on U.S. imports during transactions.

Faster patents require faster IT and contracting, and USPTO’s CIO has goals in place


“We were stifling innovation at the agency for innovation," said the agency's Procurement Systems Division chief.

Murky contractor ownership masks national security threats to IT


The Department of Defense hasn't done a good enough job assessing such threats, the Government Accountability Office found.

Audit: USPTO’s mismanagement of active directory poses ‘significant’ cyber risk


Additionally, the agency failed to protect critical information technology assets found to be vulnerable two years ago, which could lead to intellectual property theft.