Small business owners: Learn to contract with the USPTO

If you are a small business owner, learn how to work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at the Federal Small Business Procurement and Technology Plus Expo. The USPTO’s small business specialist and industry liaison will conduct business matchmaking and provide insights into small business opportunities at the agency. Representatives of other agencies from throughout the federal government will also offer valuable information for contractors. Contact Larry Rinaldo or call 703-344-8771 to RSVP or ask questions.

The expo will primarily feature small businesses who would like to educate, provide information, and market their products and services to procurement representatives. Represented small business categories include Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, Small and Woman Owned Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, Veteran Owned, Native American Owned, 8 (a), and HUBZones. 

More than 25 exhibitors will showcase the latest industry standards and best practices and demonstrate innovative solutions for the federal marketplace. Featured Industries and subject areas include the following and more:

  • Technology: cloud technologies, cyber security, Big Data, systems integration, network solutions
  • Energy: solar power, greening
  • Disaster Recovery: COOP, defense and homeland security equipment
  • Communications: cell phones, wireless, audio and visual equipment

For more information about contracting opportunities at the USPTO, contact the agency’s small business specialist and industry liaison.