GREEN ENERGY INNOVATION EXPO: Green energy’s impact in the fight against climate change will be the theme of this daylong event, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

About 300 members of the technology development and commercialization community who work in the green energy sector will attend. Attendees may showcase their innovation portfolios in front of key industry representatives and build relationships with other organizations. For more information, and to register:

CORPORATE LICENSING EVENT: “Successful Inventing: The Corporate Licensing Process,” the sixth virtual event in the Successful Inventing series, will be May 17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PT.

Among the topics: What do companies expect to see from the inventor? What companies to approach, and why? What are the licensing odds for success?

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Please send questions in advance or during the event to [email protected]. For more information, and to register:

PATENT PROTECTION ABROAD: If you want to learn more about filing foreign patent applications, join this free session given by patent experts from the USPTO on May 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Discussion topics will include options to help protect intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions; an overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty; and the use of the Paris Convention for non-PCT countries.

For questions, email E[email protected]. For more information, and to register:

HELP FOR ASIAN AMERICANS: The 2023 Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program offers opportunities for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and intellectual property professionals to learn about resources available to the AANHPI innovation community. The virtual event is May 31, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET.

For more information, and to register:

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