Invention-Con 2021: Capitalizing on your intellectual property

Invention-Con 2021-- the place for inventors, makers and entrepreneurs -- August 18-20 -- Online

Recordings of Invention-Con 2021's wide variety of panels and presentations are now online. See the agenda below for links to sessions you may have missed or would like to review. You can also download the full program booklet.

Take this opportunity to hear from business and government experts about turning ideas into innovations, protecting your work, and accessing valuable resources that can help you succeed in the marketplace. Learn from keynote speakers Serene Almomen, CEO of Senseware, and recording artist Ansel Brown as they share their insights on science, technological innovation, music, and business. Note this year’s special student programming: The August 18 agenda features young innovators who share their experiences and insights.

Presentations and workshops covered:

  • Putting your creativity to work
  • How IP applies in various fields, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, fashion, music, and literature
  • Types of IP protection: patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • Marketing, manufacturing, and building a competitive advantage around your ideas
  • Fun, free educational resources for kids and teens
  • Innovation and the fight against COVID-19
  • And much more

Invention-Con 2021 also included a wide range of virtual exhibitors from the USPTO and other federal government agencies.


All times listed are in ET:

Speaker bios

This event is offered by the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Outreach. For questions or assistance, please contact

The USPTO offers many informative presentations, panels, and chats year-round. Find one that interests you on the USPTO events page.

This event is part of a series: Advancing Equity, Invention-Con