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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am

January 18: Join USPTO  to learn how to identify and protect your intellectual property for business success

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Join USPTO at their next Women’s Entrepreneurship (WE) event on January 18, 2023, where leaders in the intellectual property (IP) community and women entrepreneurs will share their stories and tips on why protecting your IP—via patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets—is key to starting and maintaining a successful business. The event will be held virtually and in Naples, Florida.

Confirmed speakers:

  • The Honorable Kate O'Malley (Ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Of Counsel, Irell & Manella
  • Chrissybil Boulin, Founder, Jump Start Tutoring Center
  • Vaishali Udupa, Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Litigation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; incoming Commissioner for Patents, USPTO (January 17, 2023)
  • Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Register today


This series welcomes all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about succeeding in business, including information on identifying and protecting your IP, securing options for funding, and expanding your network.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Department of Commerce (DOC) recently launched WE, a community-focused, collaborative, and creative initiative to inspire women and tap their potential to meaningfully increase equity, job creation, and economic prosperity.

For more information about WE or about getting started, protecting your IP, options for funding, and maintaining a network, visit the WE online hub.

For questions about this initiative, contact we@uspto.gov.

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