3-Day START Program: Do you have an invention you want to patent? Are you unfamiliar with the patent filing process? Are you a first-time patent application filer or new to the Patent Center? Are you unsure where to start?

The USPTO Stakeholders Application Readiness Training (StART) program is hosting a free, three-day virtual workshop, “Learn the fundamentals of the Patent Application Process,” January 10-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Pre-registration is required, and seating is limited.

The workshop provides training and one-on-one assistance to independent inventors in preparing and filing patent applications. To get the most out of this workshop, please complete these prerequisites before the workshop:

  • Complete the Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness Survey to identify the type of patent that best fits your IP needs.
  • Create a written description and drawing(s) of your invention to maximize your learning experience.
  • Obtain a customer number to track your application.
  • Create a verified MyUSPTO.gov account to gain access to better monitoring, tracking, and responses from the USPTO throughout the application process.

For more information, visit uspto.gov/patents/training/start.

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