The AbbVie Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation established in late 2012 to advance science and medical innovation, expand access to health care and promote science education around the globe. The Foundation engages in a wide range of partnerships designed to improve the state of health care and address unmet needs all over the world.
THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND
An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is headquartered in Alexandria, Va., and is currently home to over 11,000 highly skilled employees—including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, and computer specialists—all dedicated to protecting U.S. intellectual property rights. Patent examiners and trademark examining attorneys are drawn from all over the country and claim heritage in every corner of the world. In addition to its role of promoting and protecting innovation within the United States, the USPTO is a leader in shaping worldwide intellectual property law and education. The USPTO is also home to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.