Disruptors vs. Predators: Leveraging Federal Resources to Mitigate Your Risk

This program is designed for startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and incubators, and delivers valuable information about federal resources available to help you from falling prey to predatory practices and fraud.  Engage with a panel of experts from across the federal government focused on helping startups succeed. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please register by January 23, 2018

Don't be a Victim!  Find answers to questions such as:

Who can I trust when expanding operations overseas?
What are the telltale signs of common business scams?
Where do I get the right IP help and avoid fraudulent invention firms?
From product to personnel, what are my cyber risks?
What are my options when someone threatens to sue me for patent infringement?
Where can I find small business loans without predatory terms?

Participating Agencies:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • International Trade Commission (ITA)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

Special Speaker: Honorable Congresswoman Judy Chu (27th Congressional District of California)

Program Co-Hosts:
United States Patent and Trademark Office, West Coast Regional Office in San Jose, CA
Caltech's Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships

View Event Flyer:  Disruptors vs. Predators LA Flyer

For accessibility requests, please email siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call (408) 918-9900.