Intellectual Property Basics and SBA Resources

Join the Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan as we discuss intellectual property basics and learn about potential ways to protect your invention as you transition from idea to product.  This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students every first Thursday of each month. 

  • Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP?
  • Resources and assistance available through the USPTO

Following the overview of intellectual property, learn from the Small Business Administration about their resource partners that provide counseling, capital, and contracting resources for small businesses.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Register here.

Coming to the Midwest Regional Office for an event?  Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building, view parking information. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

Stop in and search for Free! Reserve a workstation today.

Questions? If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email