Patents 101 — What Every Startup Needs to Know

Date(s) - 07/10/19
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Chicago Matter

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MATTER Workshop: Patents 101 — What Every Startup Needs to Know

Wed, July 10, 2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Patents help attract investor financing, increase a startup’s leverage with strategic partners and may deter lawsuits. However, the process of securing patents can be challenging because of the enormous investment of time, money and expertise required to prepare a patent application and nurture it through the examination process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This workshop will help startups understand the basics of the U.S. patent system and how to navigate the entire process of securing a patent.

Join this workshop to:

  • Gain a general understanding of the patenting process
  • Identify factors that prolong the patenting process and drive up costs
  • Learn how to avoid obstacles when you apply for a patent