So you have an idea. Now what?

Before you invest your valuable time and money in a new idea, you need to study the invention process. Learn about market studies, in-house corporate programs, and more from experts Larry Udell of the California Invention Center and Soody Tronson , founder and principal at STLGip intellectual property law firm. This event is a free, public event. Space is limited, so register early.

This event is part of the Navigating through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series presented by the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter and the California Invention Center. If you have an idea but don’t know where to start, this series will guide you through turning inspiration into new ventures. From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you should consider for a successful product launch. Series topics include:

  • What is the patentability of my invention, and how do I apply for a patent?
  • How do I evaluate the market value of my invention?
  • Who are my competitors, and what is the size of the market?
  • Should I consider going into business with my idea?
  • Should I consider licensing and collecting royalties?
  • Where do I find funding?

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Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Visitors are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email or call 408-918-9900.