IP Fundamentals: How the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can help protect your innovations

Event type: 
When and where
Thursday, April 25, 2024
3:00pm ET

Entrepreneurs and small business owners drive economic innovation through the invention of new products, technologies and ideas, which are all commonly referred to as intellectual property (IP). However, many entrepreneurs may not recognize the value of protecting their unique IP. Neglecting to protect IP through acquisition of patents, trademarks or copyright protections can lead to disparities in opportunities to innovate, especially for small businesses. In honor of World IP Day (April 26, 2024), please join Small Business Majority and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a briefing to learn more about the fundamentals of IP and how the USPTO can help you and your business get started with critical IP protections. This briefing will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and connect with USPTO representatives to discuss ways to protect your innovations. 


  • Alexis D'Amato, Government Affairs Director, Small Business Majority 
  • Jeanette Parker, Assistant Outreach Coordinator for Eastern Region/Primary Examiner, USPTO  
Event topic: 
Business assistance
Fair Competition