Webinar: Intro to the SBIR/STTR Programs & USTPO IP Overview (Presented by NC SBTDC) 9/8/22

This Webinar is being offered by our colleagues at the North Carolina SBTDC.

Join John Ujvari of the North Carolina SBTDC’s Technology Commercialization program and Elizabeth Dougherty of the USPTO virtually on September 8 from 12pm to 2pm to learn about the $4B+ SBIR/STTR R&D funding programs and intellectual property protection strategy and resources.

Date: September 8, 2022

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7125598833638632716

Cost: No Fee

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