Startup resources

The USPTO’s hub for startup resources provides links you can use to find help as you address the intellectual property (IP) challenges specific to startups, including assessing your IP portfolio, securing funding, and guarding against costly infringement litigation.

You will find practical information and useful tools, available from a wide variety of government agencies, which can assist you at every stage of growing your business, from your initial idea to entering the global marketplace.

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Assess and protect your IP

Guard your valuable work

You need to know the value of your IP, and how to protect it, if you want to succeed and attract investors. You may even have IP assets you haven't considered.

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Develop your business plan

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Find funding

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Engage experts

Get advice and assistance

Find mentors, partnerships, and technological assistance in your industry. Learn to navigate the domestic and international IP markets.