POSTPONED - Exploring your options: USPTO resources and Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer programs

Intellectual Property and SBIR/STTR event series logo

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced when determined.

If you're a small business owner exploring your options for research and development, including commercialization, join us virtually on May 9, from 2-3:15 p.m. ET, for an overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Learn how the programs work and what resources are available to help you navigate the processes. You'll also hear about United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) resources and programs that can help you protect your intellectual property (IP): your ideas, products, and product names. 


(Subject to change. All times ET)

2-2:05 p.m. Welcome and introduction

2:05-2:35 p.m. SBA SBIR/STTR overview and updates

2:35-3:05 p.m. USPTO resources and programs overview

3:05-3:15 p.m. Conclusion

Speaker biographies


This program is a collaboration between the USPTO and SBA and is part of an annual quarterly webinar series, Intellectual property and SBIR/STTR, designed to cover the basics of IP and provide updates and information about upcoming SBIR/STTR solicitations.   

For more information, please contact 

The USPTO offers inspirational and educational events, open to all, that feature successful innovators from a wide variety of backgrounds. Come learn about intellectual property, innovation, and valuable resources available to independent inventors, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and underrepresented or underserved populations. Find out more at

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.

CLE Header
This event is part of a series: Advancing Equity, Intellectual Property and SBIR/STTR