Introduction to the SBIR/STTR Programs and IP Resources/Guidance from USPTO

Sep 08, 2022

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

$No Cost


Join John Ujvari of the SBTDC’s Technology Commercialization program and Elizabeth Dougherty of the USPTO virtually on September 8 from 12pm to 2pm to learn about the $3B+ SBIR/STTR R&D funding programs and intellectual property protection strategy and resources.

PART 1: SBIR/STTR R&D Funding Programs Overview
Presented by John Ujvari (SBIR/STTR Program Specialist at the NC SBTDC)

  • One North Carolina Small Business Incentive and Match Program
  • Funding levels and phased process
  • Participating federal agencies
  • How to identify agency interests (solicitations)
  • Differences between SBIR and STTR
  • Important content to include in a proposal
  • Key points to increase competitiveness

PART 2: Intellectual Property Overview and US Patent and Trademark Office Resources
Presented by Elizabeth Dougherty (Eastern Regional Outreach Director at USPTO)

  • Role and importance of intellectual property for startups, small business owners, and innovators
  • Resources of the US Patent and Trademark Office designed to assist inventors as they start and grow a business
  • Best practices for success before, during, and after the process of securing intellectual property protection, including what a patent applicant can expect during prosecution of an application
  • Pitfalls for inventors and innovators to avoid as they develop and protect their intellectual property

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