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 webinar has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs, cover all aspects of IP protection and also help you understand your IP data rights under the SBIR/STTR grant or contract.
This module will focus on the basics of U.S. patents: what is a patent, the types of patents in the U.S. (utility, design, plant) and what is protected by each type, what can be patented, the standards of patentability, who can apply for a patent, what it means to have a patent, including the patent term, the time period for filing a patent application and the changes brought about under the America Invents Act (AIA), concluding with how a patent may be used to advance your business interests.
Space is limited to 200 people, so early registration is advised. Please note this webinar is open only to small businesses currently engaged in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the SBIR/STTR programs.