Women's Entrepreneurship event: How to identify and protect your intellectual property (IP) for business success

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Join us at our next Women’s Entrepreneurship (WE) event on January 18, 2023, virtually and in Naples, Florida. We will welcome leaders in the intellectual property (IP) community and women entrepreneurs who will share their stories and tips on why protecting your IP—via patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets—is key to starting and maintaining a successful business.

Confirmed speakers:
  • The Honorable Kate O'Malley (Ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Of Counsel, Irell & Manella
  • Chrissybil Boulin, Founder, Jump Start Tutoring Center
  • Vaishali Udupa, Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Litigation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; incoming Commissioner for Patents, USPTO (January 17, 2023)
  • Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

This series welcomes all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about succeeding in business, including information on identifying and protecting your intellectual property, securing options for funding, and expanding your network.

The USPTO and Department of Commerce recently launched WE, a community-focused, collaborative, and creative initiative to inspire women and tap their potential to meaningfully increase equity, job creation, and economic prosperity. WE includes a new online hub for aspiring women entrepreneurs to obtain key information on how to get started, identifying and protecting their intellectual property, options for securing funding, and building and maintaining a network. For questions about this initiative, contact we@uspto.gov.

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This event is part of a series: Women's Entrepreneurship