Intellectual property and SBIR/STTR

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If you're a small business owner exploring the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, understanding intellectual property (IP)—including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights—is essential to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today's economy.  

This quarterly webinar series, a collaboration between the USPTO and SBA, is designed to cover the basics of IP and provide updates and information about upcoming SBIR/STTR solicitations.  

This program is organized by the USPTO's Innovation Outreach Division. For more information, please email 


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Learn how the SBIR/STTR programs work and what resources are available to help you navigate the processes. Additionally, get the latest on USPTO resources and programs to help you protect your intellectual property.