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Virginia SBDC

Intellectual Property Fundamentals

Tue 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Facilitated by Virginia SBDC
Topic: Business Basics

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.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Your registration is not complete until you register in Zoom.

Speaker(s): Harry Kim - a Special Program Examiner in the International Patent Legal Administration (IPLA) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Harry joined the USPTO in 1992 as a patent examiner and examined patent applications in the mechanical arts for 10 years. In his current position, Harry is involved with educating and assisting the patent community with respect to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) by providing training to help applicants and practitioners file PCT international and national phase applications. He is also involved with instructing patent examiners at the USPTO concerning the examination of PCT related applications and providing direct assistance to the public regarding the PCT process. In 2023, Harry joined the Eastern Regional Outreach Office as Assistant Outreach Coordinator.


Fee: No Cost

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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