The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depend directly on effective ways to protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, enhances IP protection for U.S. companies worldwide by strengthening IP provisions in international agreements. Learn about the latest tools to protect your IP in both the U.S. and around the world, so you can expand your sales and increase revenue. John Cabeca, West Coast Regional Director of the USPTO, located in San Jose, will discuss how companies can strengthen and protect their IP assets.
- Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets
- Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
- Understanding the risks of early disclosure
- How intellectual property and manufacturing overlap
- Types of resources and assistance available through the USPTO
Please register by March 12, 2018. Please note, registration fees associated with this event are not charged by the USPTO.
Elizabeth Krauth | Director, U.S. Commercial Service, North Bay Office at Dominican University of California
Cynthia Murray | President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council
Dr. Denise Lucy | Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California
* There will also be a Q/A session to address your specific concerns. For more information contact Elizabeth.Krauth@trade.gov