Patent basics

Are you interested in learning about the basics of intellectual property (IP) and patents?

Join us for a free, virtual session as experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) explore different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. Additionally, we will show you the difference between provisional patent applications and nonprovisional patent applications and how to use them. 

Attendees will also learn about:

  • What to expect when working with the USPTO
  • The role of patent examiners at the USPTO
  • The process of patent prosecution
  • Resources available through the USPTO to protect your IP

Register today

To learn more, please visit the USPTO's Patent Basics page. Also, make sure you register for some of our other Introduction to Intellectual Property events happening this week:

  • IP fundamentals
  • Trademark basics
  • Learn how to protect your technology abroad
  • Resources for inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs

For more information, email

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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