Attend a free, one-day USPTO program for beginning to seasoned inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs. Don’t miss your chance to get practical advice and information from successful innovators and intellectual property (IP) experts. Register early.
Take this unique opportunity to learn about the value of patents and trademarks, federal and local resources available to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business, and strategies to leverage IP assets. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with government and private sector experts in the IP and small business growth and development fields, and you will be able to meet members of the Long Island Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club.
For more information, please contact Sean Wilkerson.
Agenda (subject to change)
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Overview and welcome
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Finding solutions in everyday life: Learn how an inventor/entrepreneur thinks
Learn from a local inventor about getting IP protection
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Understanding IP: What is it and why is it important?
An overview of IP
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – noon
Does my idea exist? Know how and where to look to for ideas that may or may not exist
Learn how to do a search on your idea
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Getting connected in the community: Where to find inventor support
Listen to and meet with members of local groups and organizations in your area that can help you. Speakers include:
SBA and SBDC
Long Island Inventor and Entrepreneurs Group
United Inventors Association
USPTO Office of Innovation Development
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Commercialization and Manufacturing: working to bring your product to market
Learn about getting into the supply chain.
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.