If you participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, you can’t afford to ignore intellectual property (IP). Understanding patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights is necessary to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today’s knowledge economy. This free 90-minute webinar covers IP basics, the USPTO resources available to small business, and the basics of the SBIR/STTR program.
Please note USPTO will host a separate series of webinars between June 22-30, 2020 open only to small businesses engaged in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the SBIR/STTR programs. More information about those webinars can be found here.
- "Leveraging America's Seed Fund," Brittany Sickler, U.S. Small Business Administration
- "Understanding the Basics of Intellectual Property," Office of Innovation Outreach, Office of the Chief Communications Officer, USPTO
For more information, contact Nadine Herbert at the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.
This program has been organized by the Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. The office advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international IP legal and policy issues. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials. This program features the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Outreach.