3 Amazing Events from the USPTO

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SBA Office of Investment and Innovation

Dear Entrepreneurs, Small Technology Firms, Researchers, and Innovators, 

      Our sister agency The United States Patent & Trademark Office have 3 upcoming opportunities that might be of great interest to you all over the next few weeks. Our team figured to share with our great and inventive SBIR/STTR family across the 50 States! 

All the best...

SBIR Team @SBAGov #SeedTheFuture #SBIR

1) Free Webinar on Patent Filing & Legal Assistance-May 21st

Please join the USPTO's webinar Thursday, May 21st, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST) to introduce the Pro Se, Pro Bono, and the Law School Clinic Certification Programs to all interested inventors and small businesses. The webinar will help individuals learn how to file a patent application and how to obtain free or reduced fee legal assistance for patent matters. Complete details can be found here.

2) The Future of Urban Innovation Startups-June 9th in NYC-NY

At the crossroads of discovery and commercialization, The Future of Urban Innovation: Startups Summit is a one-day event focused on the various channels that comprise the innovation ecosystem. The summit brings together entrepreneurs, industry, universities, Federal, State and local government, investors and thought leaders to engage on the future state of innovation and how they can work together spurring economic growth. The event includes panels on the evolving role of urban innovation in the American economy, the role of government and universities in technology development, and discussions on what investors and startups want to see in developing policy around innovation. Complete details can be found here.

3) National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, & IP- July 12-17th in Dallas-TX

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its second National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM, and Intellectual Property on July 12-17, 2015 in Dallas, TX.  This multi-day professional development training opportunity is designed to help middle and high school teachers incorporate concepts of making, inventing, and intellectual property creation and protection into classroom instruction.    The program is open to teachers nation-wide. The application and FAQs are found at http://www.uspto.gov/kids/teachers.html.   Travel and lodging expenses will be covered for teachers who are traveling more than 50 miles to the venue in accordance with Federal travel regulations and USPTO travel policy.   Space is limited and the deadline, May 15, is approaching fast.