U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Free Online Invention-Con 2021 If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or independent inventor, your creative work is among your most valuable assets. Don’t miss your chance to learn how different types of intellectual property (IP), such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, are critical to your business strategy. Learn more and register early for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) free online Invention-Con 2021: Capitalizing on your intellectual property, coming August 18-20. Note this year’s special student programing: If you know a young inventor or entrepreneur, the August 18 agenda will feature informative workshops and young innovators who will share their experiences and insights. Please feel free to share the event link: www.uspto.gov/inventioncon Take this opportunity to hear from business and government experts about turning ideas into innovations, protecting your work, and accessing valuable resources that can help you succeed in the marketplace. Keynote speakers Gitanjali Rao, inventor and TIME magazine’s 2020 Kid of the Year; Serene Almomen, CEO of Senseware; and recording artist Ansel Brown will share their insights on science, technological innovation, music, and business. Presentations and workshops will cover: Putting your creativity to workHow to safeguard your work with different types of IP protection: Patents, trademarks, and copyrightsHow creativity and IP apply in fields as varied as artificial intelligence, robotics, fashion, music, and literatureMarketing, manufacturing, and how you can build a competitive advantage around your ideasFun free educational resources for kids and teensInsights from the USPTO experts who examine patent applicationsInnovation and the fight against COVID-19And much more Invention-Con 2021 will also include a wide range of virtual resource booths from the USPTO and other federal government agencies. This event is offered by the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Outreach. For questions or assistance, please contact Inventioncon@uspto.gov. Don’t forget: The USPTO offers many informative presentations, panels, and chats year-round. Find one that interests you on the events page of our website.