Landing page for USPTO/AIPLA

AIPLA has been a proud sponsor of NIHF for almost 20 years. The USPTO, AIPLA and NIHF invite you to join us as we work to honor the world’s greatest inventors and inspire the next generation!

Inspiring Innovation in America

For nearly 50 years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the nonprofit National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) have been partners with a joint mission of inspiring innovation in America.

NIHF Museum Tour

Mo Rocca, Emmy Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and host of “The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation,” tours the NIHF Museum.

Camp Invention: A Summer Program Rooted in Innovation

At Camp Invention®, children are empowered to question, brainstorm, collaborate and invent!

The Importance of Exposure to Innovation

NIHF showcases how exposure to role model inventors and the invention process at an early age can inspire children to become inventors or innovators.

Eli Harari, 2017 NIHF Inductee

Inductee Eli Harari describes how he was inspired at 16 years old to pursue science after hearing President Kennedy’s “We Choose to Go to the Moon” speech.

Carolyn Bertozzi, 2017 NIHF Inductee

NIHF Inductee Carolyn Bertozzi shares her personal journey of innovation.

Steve Sasson, 2011 NIHF Inductee

Steve Sasson, NIHF Inductee and inventor of the digital camera, shares his life story explaining how innovation has impacted his life and career.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, 2019 NIHF Inductee

Inductee Rebecca Richards-Kortum shares her story about how she developed low-cost, high-performance medical technologies.

Collegiate Inventors Competition

Join the 2020 Finalists on their journey to the Collegiate Inventors Competition®.

How NIHF Cultivates Curiosity

Learn how NIHF strives to inspire, challenge and honor curious minds.

The Innovation Mindset

See how through engaging, hands-on invention education, NIHF gives children valuable opportunities to build the Innovation Mindset and make their own creative mark on the world.