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Virtual Coffee Connection – The Commonwealth at York

Virtual – Zoom

The Coffee Connection (CC) is a networking event for business professionals on the Peninsula. This one and half-hour event will be hosted monthly from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. These events are open to Members and Non-Members* (Pre-Registration Required). Capacity is limited, so register now.

Filing a Provisional or Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application

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Topic: Managing a Business This module addresses important considerations when filing a U.S. patent application including both provisional and non-provisional type utility applications. The content and format of both application types will be discussed, also addressing the necessary USPTO forms and fees, which accompany a filing. The unique nature of patent claim drafting will also be touched upon during this session. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

“Multi-Agency SBIR/STTR Overview” Webinar

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This 5 hour session will present an overview of all participating SBIR Agencies, with information about funding amounts, how to approach, standard deadlines, tips for preparation, major differences from other agencies, and next steps. We'll then have more detailed discussion on some of the major agencies such as DOD, NIH and NSF. A great session to understand what agencies are a fit for your and how to begin. This session is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Patents: Learn How to Conduct a Prior Art Search

Virtual – Zoom

Topic: Managing a Business Before you file your patent application, you need to conduct a prior art search. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners. This session will cover essential questions, including: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session will be useful for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Learn about U.S. Design Patents

Virtual – Zoom

Topic: Managing a Business The USPTO will present on the basics of the design patent system. What is a design patent? How does one differ from a utility patent? How should you search for prior art in design patents? This session will be useful for inventors, entrepreneurs, and all those who like to learn more about patents. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

“University Participation in SBIR/STTR — Eligibility Rules, PI Requirements, Compliance, and More”

Virtual – Zoom

This session is designed for university officials at Virginia based institutions, tech transfer offices, university researchers, university based entrepreneurship programs, and other university related programs interested in supporting entrepreneurship and collaborative research via the SBIR and STTR programs. University researchers participating in an SBIR or STTR project - either as a sub-contractor or as the small business owner - must be aware of the specific rules for SBIR/STTR that may differ from other projects. Understanding these rules are critical to successful participation and compliance. This webinar covers eligibility rules for SBIR/STTR, Primary Investigator Requirements, sub-contracting rules/limitations, University lab vs. Small business facilities, "Waste, Fraud and Abuse" efforts by the Federal Agencies, and more. This event is funded in part through a grant award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Tech Talks: Reinventing the Faucet

Virtual – Zoom

Please join us for our Virtual Tech Talk series presentation on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Tech Talks is a series that will focus on connecting innovators to investors, technology, and business growth resources in a collaborative environment. Nasoni, LLC President and CEO, Steve Waddell will be presenting his patented technology that has revolutionized the modern faucet. Register today: https://vtcrc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cm8_MGmLT6if2SCL5d8Ydg

Risk Mitigation

Virtual – Zoom

This course provides Veteran-owned and other small businesses with the necessary guidance on mitigating risk when discussing potential VA opportunities with VA procurement decision makers (PDM); when attending a VA OSDBU hosted engagement; or when responding to a potential VA opportunity. Risk mitigation strategies include building an effective capabilities statement, teaming as a subcontractor, or teaming as a Joint-Venture.

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