Intellectual property webinars for current SBIR/STTR grantees

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Just for You!

For small businesses currently participating in the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, understanding intellectual property (IP)—including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights—is necessary to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today’s knowledge economy. This series of seven 90-minute webinars, organized by the USPTO and the U.S. Small Business Administration, has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs. They not only cover all aspects of IP protection, but will also help you understand your IP data rights under the SBIR/STTR grant or contract.

Space is limited to 200 people per webinar, so early registration is advised. Please note these webinars are open only to small businesses currently engaged in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the SBIR/STTR programs.

Webinars will be offered at 1 pm Eastern Time on the following days:

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Overview: U.S. Intellectual Property Rights and the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Please click here to register.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Trademarks in the U.S. for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Scott Baldwin, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training, USPTO
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  • Thursday, September 27, 2018: The International Trademark Portfolio for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Susan Anthony, Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
    Please click here to register.

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Basic US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Zandra Smith, Supervisory Patent Examiner, Office of Innovation Development (OID), USPTO
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  • Wednesday October 3, 2018: Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Hague Strategies for Filing Abroad for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Layla Lauchman, Special Programs Examiner, International Patent Legal Administration (IPLA), USPTO
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  • Thursday, October 4, 2018: Intermediate/Advanced US Patent Practice for the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Oleg Asanbayev, Patent Examiner, USPTO
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  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018: Copyright (Domestic and International) for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
    Presenter: Susan Anthony, Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO
    Please click here to register.