Invention-Con 2021: Capitalizing on your intellectual property

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

Are you a young or independent inventor, an entrepreneur, or a small business owner whose success depends on guarding your creative work? Then don’t miss your chance to learn how different types of intellectual property (IP), such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, are critical to your business strategy. View the full program.

Links to panel videos will be posted once they are available.

Note this year’s special student programming: The August 18 agenda will feature Gitanjali Rao, inventor and TIME magazine’s 2020 Kid of the Year, and other young innovators who will share their experiences and insights. Please feel free to share the event link: www.USPTO.gov/InventionCon  

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. Keynote speakers Serene Almomen, CEO of Senseware, and recording artist Ansel Brown will share their insights on science, technological innovation, music, and business.  

Presentations and workshops will cover:

  • 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 will also include a wide range of virtual exhibitors from the USPTO and other federal government agencies.

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

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

2021 Resources

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Virtual booths

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This event is part of a series: Invention-Con