Patent basics

Are you interested in learning about the basics of intellectual property (IP) and patents?

Join us for a free, virtual session as we explore different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. In this session, experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will show you the difference between provisional patent applications and nonprovisional patent applications and how to use them. 

Attendees will also learn about:

  • The process of patent prosecution
  • The role of patent examiners at the USPTO
  • What to expect when working with the USPTO
  • Resources available through the USPTO to protect your IP

Register today

To learn more, please visit the USPTO's patent basics page

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information above.

This event is part of a series: Intro to intellectual property