Invention-Con 2020

Invention-Con 2020


Dear Inventor or Innovation Enthusiast:

Each year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) extends an invitation to inventors and individuals with an interest in intellectual property (IP) to partake in our annual Invention-Con conference. This event serves as a platform not only to acquaint attendees with the range of assistance and resources we provide but also to offer enlightening presentations by experts from both the public and private sectors. Mark your calendars for the 2020 edition, which is scheduled to take place online from Thursday, August 20, through Saturday, August 22. To ensure your spot, we encourage you to register early for this unique occasion.

Under the theme “Your IP: A power tool for building success,” this year’s conference carries forward the tradition of guiding inventors in understanding and navigating the essential steps involved in safeguarding their intellectual property—from the inception of an idea to its eventual presence in the market. At Invention-Con 2020, you will have the invaluable opportunity to:

  • Hear from keynote speaker Sam Zaid, CEO and Founder of Getaround
  • Learn from experts how to use your IP successfully as an inventor or entrepreneur
  • Discover helpful resources available to you at the national, state, and local levels
  • Hear about IP strategies vital to any innovator
  • Learn about IP networks

Plus: This Friday, June 19

Join us for a free 90-minute webinar Friday, June 19, at 12 p.m. ET to learn about funding and protecting innovation. Specialists from the USPTO and the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program will offer their insights. Learn more and register today.

Please feel free to share these invitations with your colleagues.


For more information or to be added to our email list for Invention-Con updates, contact InventionCon@uspto.gov. Learn more about past Invention-Cons at our Invention-Con program webpage.