More initiatives around the world show multinational companies declaring open, cooperative innovation to combat COVID-19.

Patents 4 Partnerships is a USPTO-sponsored exchange site that matches licensors with health-technology inventors. It lists current COVID-19-related patent-holders in an online marketplace. The aim is to get these new technologies licensed and put to work combatting the current pandemic. According to the USPTO, the partnership,  also known as the IP Marketplace Platform, is a …

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Licensing 101 for Inventors Webinar: Thursday 5/21/20

We’re presenting Licensing 101 for Inventors this Thursday between 4:30 — 5:15 pm alongside Venture Cafe Philadelphia. Learn about your options when considering licensing your invention to a company. Learn how licensing works; how much you can expect in a licensing deal; whether to license or produce it yourself; and how to talk to potential …

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Patent Pro Bono Services are Available for Startups.

Pro-bono patent services are available for independent inventors and small businesses. Join our webinar on Thursday, May 7 at 10 am with the Free Library of Philadelphia to learn how to qualify and how to apply. We’ll cover pro-bono programs from the USPTO, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), regional entities, local arts organizations, and …

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The Open COVID Pledge.

Organizations are pledging to make their intellectual property available free of charge for use in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations include Amazon, Intel, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HBE), IBM, Microsoft, and Sandia National Laboratories. According to opencovidpledge.org, “Immediate action is required to halt the COVID-19 Pandemic and treat those it has affected. It is …

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Free Patent Services

Pro-bono patent services are available for independent inventors and small businesses. Join our webinar on Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm @VenCafePHL to learn about pro-bono programs from the USPTO and other organizations. We’ll cover everything you need to know before applying: requirements, guidelines, application documents, and how to get through the process once accepted. …

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Women Inventors: The Patent Office Wants You.

USPTO is helping more women, minorities, and veterans join the innovation economy. “Expanding Innovation” is the USPTO’s new (March 2020) effort to inspire more women, minorities, veterans, and geographically/socioeconomically diverse applicants to join the innovation economy.  Get your free resources and mentoring: https://www.uspto.gov/initiatives/expanding-innovation

“IP 101” Tomorrow at University of Rhode Island’s Launch Lab

We’re presenting our IP 101 Workshop at University of Rhode Island’s Launch Lab tomorrow, 2/27/20, from 11:30 am — 1 pm.  It’s part of the RI INBRE Entrepreneur Series. Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product.  Students, faculty and other entrepreneurs in …

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