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USPTO-Stakeholder Application Readiness Training StART

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 6:00am to Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 1:00pm

Do you have an invention you want to patent? Are you unfamiliar with the patent filing process? Are you a first-time patent application filer or new to Patent Center? Are you unsure where to start? Get a head StART with this workshop!

This workshop is focused on helping you learn the fundamentals of the patent application process.

Stakeholder Readiness Training (StART) is for independent inventors, entrepreneurs and small business communities who want to file patent applications without the assistance of a registered patent agent or attorney. The StART program is one of many initiatives and activities that form part of the USPTO’s mission.

Patent protection is critical to:

• Safeguarding products and services from imitation

• Attracting and securing funding from outside investors

• Promoting the overall commercial success of any enterprise

Requirement: Participants are to complete pre-requisite work prior to the start of the course. Upon completion of registration, a StART team member will contact you with additional details.

The intake form is to request interest in participation for the Stakeholder Readiness Training (StART)program.

Requests to participate in StART are granted depending upon resources, training time available, and the intended target audience. You will be contacted regarding your request when the registration for the selected course closes. Please direct your questions to

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.