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Entrepreneur Services

The Path to a Patent

Mon 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

The Path to a Patent

Are you interested in learning about intellectual property (IP)?

Join experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office to learn about the different types of IP (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights) and review the patenting process from invention, to application, to issue.

What to Expect: • Learn about requirements for patentability • Determine whether to use a provisional or nonprovisional application • Discover steps to conduct a preliminary patent search • Understand the formalities and requirements of drafting a patent application • Find out about parts of the claim in a patent application, including examples from issued U.S. patents • Gain knowledge on the costs and benefits of hiring a patent attorney • Get insights on common mistakes at each stage of the patent process

Join us for this no cost, interactive two-day workshop for small business owners.

Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022

9 a.m. to noon

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

2101 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Free parking is available in the marked lot directly across Palm Avenue.

Registration required. Space is limited. For more information and registration, call (813) 277-1393 or visit

Speaker(s): United States Trademark and Patent Office


Fee: No Cost

Phone: 813-204-9267 ext 62003


FSBDC at Hillsborough County
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center
2101 East Palm Ave Tampa, FL 33605-3915