Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship: This year’s program, which spotlights Black inventors and business personalities across the United States to showcase their legacy contributions to ingenuity and innovation, will be February 10 (2-4:30 p.m. ET), 14

(11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET) and 24 (2-4:30 p.m. ET).

All events will be virtual as well as in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. Program events feature discussions with remarkable innovators; explorations of entrepreneurship; seminars focusing on how to obtain and use intellectual property; and information about helpful USPTO resources.

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Together in Innovation—Agricultural Advances: At this virtual February 28 presentation (3-4 p.m. ET), learn how innovators with different backgrounds come together to create new inventions and businesses, and discover tools and resources that can help you.

Special guests and expert panelists will cover how diverse teams are an essential part of a successful business strategy; challenges women innovators face and overcome in agricultural innovation; and valuable resources innovators can use to protect their intellectual property and secure funding for their enterprises.

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EquIP HQ: USPTO’s new, web-based portal for K-12 educators and learners introduces intellectual property in creative ways. It offers STEM-based lesson plans to enhance student learning, creativity, and innovation. Learn more on February 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET, as Juan Valentin, an education program advisor at the USPTO, explains the genesis of the project.

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Visit for many other opportunities to attend free virtual events and/or training.