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USPTO-Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Have you ever had a great business idea but didn’t know where to start? Do you need help launching, growing, or protecting your business?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, register early for the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) free online 2022 Veterans Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, happening Wednesday, November 30, from 1-4 p.m. ET.

This event is open to all. The USPTO especially encourages veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, military spouses, and other family members to attend.   

Don’t miss this opportunity to:

  • Hear from veteran innovators about obstacles they’ve overcome and specific inventions that have helped veterans and people with disabilities
  • Learn from veteran-focused groups that provide critical assistance and resources for inventors and entrepreneurs, including training, counseling, and access to capital
  • Find out directly from veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs about their stories, challenges, best practices, lessons learned, and the importance of protecting their intellectual property
  • Explore resources and tools available from the USPTO and learn about upcoming USPTO events

Missed one of the USPTO events? Don’t worry, they have you covered: Event recordings are now available online and free for viewing  

In case you missed Together in Innovation: Mentoring the innovators of tomorrow, a recording is now available. Learn how successful inventors and entrepreneurs find guides on their journeys to success.   

The USPTO offers a wide variety of events for inventors and entrepreneurs featuring panel discussions with accomplished innovators and expert guides to helpful resources. Learn about upcoming programs and browse even more event recordings via Innovator events for everyone.

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