The Path to a Patent, Part I: IP basics

Are you interested in learning about intellectual property basics? Join us for an interactive virtual session on Friday, April 2, 2021. In this module, you will be provided a brief overview of the different types of IP (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights). USPTO experts will:

  • Review the patenting process from invention, to application, to issue
  • Cover the requirements for patentability
  • Explain how to determine whether a provisional or nonprovisional application is right for you
  • Discuss how to weigh the costs and benefits of hiring a patent attorney. Space is limited, so register early for this free event.

This event, which will be offered virtually via WebEx, is free and open to the public, so register by April 1.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or for more information, please email or call 469-295-9000.

Participating regional offices: 
Silicon Valley Regional Office: Email or call 408-918-9900.   
Texas Regional Office: Email or call 469-295-9000.  
Eastern Regional Office: Email or call 571-272-2243.  
Midwest Regional Office: Email or call 313-446-4800. 

Register today

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.

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This event is part of a series: Path to a Patent