LEARN IP BASICS: At “Intellectual Property Basics and Helpful Resources,” a virtual event September 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET, learn from USPTO experts about intellectual property basics involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product.

The Midwest Regional USPTO offers this session for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students the first Thursday of each month. Space is limited. To register, go to the link at uspto.gov/about-us/events/intellectual-property-basics-and-helpful-resources-23.

AVOID FILING ERRORS: In the final installment of the eight-part recurring series “The Path to a Patent,” learn about common mistakes to avoid when filing a patent—and gain a better understanding of post-filing procedures and support. The virtual event is September 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. For more information, and a link to register, visit uspto.gov/about-us/events/path-patent-part-viii-common-mistakes-and-post-filing-support-2.