SXSW 2020 panel discussion: Patents and Business, Begin with Nothing but an Idea

How can you make sure no one steals your idea? What resources and skills do you need to bring your ideas to life? How do you create a marketable business out of intellectual property?

Join representatives from the USPTO and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to learn about resources and services available to independent inventors, micro entities, small businesses, and innovators with limited resources.

Visit the SXSW event page for more information.


  • Frank Cullen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Nathanya Ferguson, USPTO

Register early to attend SXSW 2020

To attend in person, participants must register for a SXSW badge. Platinum Badge and Interactive Badge holders will receive primary access to the panel. Film Badge and Music Badge holders will receive secondary access to the panel. For more information on badge types and access, visit the SXSW website.