Intellectual Property 101
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. The session will cover:
- What is the USPTO?
- An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
- Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
- How to get started in protecting your intellectual property.
About the Speaker: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The continued demand for patents and trademarks underscores the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs, and the USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation’s technological progress and achievement.
About VCET Lunch & Learns:
These virtual workshops cover a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs and small businesses learn, grow, and succeed. VCET (Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies) also offers active coaching, business consulting, mentorship, coworking spaces, and seed investment.
About our Sponsor:
This Lunch and Learn is sponsored by Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), expert advisors providing guidance to Vermont’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Learn more at vtsbdc.org, home of the Recovery Roadmap and a host of resources for recovery, reinvention, and resilience.
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