Are you interested in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs? Then you may benefit from learning more about 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 60-minute webinar, heard from experts from the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Office of Policy and International Affairs who spoke about the SBIR/STTR programs, the importance of IP protection, and resources that are available from both agencies.
Topics covered included:
- IP basics
- USPTO resources available to small business
- Basics of the SBIR/STTR program
The USPTO will host a separate series of webinars in fall 2021–early winter 2022, open only to small businesses engaged in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the SBIR/STTR programs.
For more information, visit the registration page or contact Lakeshia Harley in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.
To request an accommodation to participate in this Zoom event, please contact Lakeshia Harley.
This program is presented by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). 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.
The SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) leads America’s Seed Fund, which is the largest source of non-dilutive capital available to high-tech small businesses. America’s Seed Fund includes the SBIR/STTR programs which are geared towards helping startups and small businesses transform their high-risk, high-impact technologies into marketable products, and services that solve problems of societal importance.
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.