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"The USPTO assists independent inventors, small business concerns and university affiliated inventors through its Office of Innovation Development. The office also works closely with other officials and agencies throughout the government in support of the administration’s efforts to promote small business, entrepreneurship, and job creation. The Office of Innovation Development designs and implements outreach programs intended to reach a wide range of groups, including independent inventors, women, small business concerns, minorities, and other underserved communities"
The Inventors Council of Central Florida (ICCF) meets the first Saturday of each month. Their meetings are open to anyone interested in patents and inventing, and offers suggestions and guidance on ideas you might have.
Boca Raton, FL
Meets the second Saturday of every month unless interrupted by a holiday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Registration required due to occupancy limit; If you are not registered and all tickets are taken, you will be turned away at the door.
Call for more information: (561) 676-5677 or (954) 281-6564.
Makerspaces--NOTE: call ahead, hours/open houses may vary due to COVID-19
Administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this is a one-stop shop for government tools and resources on intellectual property rights, particularly assisting and educating small- to medium-sized enterprises.
"The Advisory Board Council is a next-level, business support service, assisting established Central Florida businesses by matching them with experienced business professionals with a diverse range of skills who work together on a “custom-fit” advisory board."
Counseling - Certified Business Analysts will help you develop:
Areas of Assistance
Accounting: asset management, record keeping systems and procedures
Finance: ratio analysis, breakeven analysis, financial projections and business valuation
Marketing: pricing, advertising & promotion, marketing planning, market research and exporting
Operations: production & inventory control, project management, risk management and energy conservation
New Venture Planning: start-up information, feasibility analysis, business planning and general business consulting
Technical Assistance: preliminary patent searches, patent, copyright & trademark, and technology transfer & SBIR/STTR
A comprehensive Internet resource on technology and intellectual property law. In this site, you will find complete copies of the United States Patent, Copyright, and Trademark statutes, as well as the relevant regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations. BitLaw also includes converted versions of the TMEP and MPEP (the office manuals created by the United States Trademark and Patent Offices, respectively). Each of these documents include links to the relevant statutory and regulatory sections. Finally, BitLaw contains a great deal of custom written descriptions of how these areas of the law affect the computer and technology industries.