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Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy is a Business Strategy – Norcal SBDC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will provide a brief overview about the four major types of intellectual property (IP) with an emphasis on patents and explain why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider them in their business plan. Topics include:

• Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets

• Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP

• Understanding the risks of early disclosure

• Resources and assistance available through the USPTO