Intellectual Property 101

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. The USPTO’s Eastern Regional Outreach Office and the Kutztown Small Business Development Center present this session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students. Participate online.

USPTO Eastern Regional Outreach Office Director Elizabeth Dougherty will lead a discussion convening:

  • An overview of intellectual property types: Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • Local resources and assistance available through the USPTO and other agencies

Submit your IP questions prior to the event to

This event is part of a series: IP basics