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The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.

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July

July 16  |  Innovation to Impact

1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Wichita State University, College of Engineering Partnership 2 Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
This event is FREE, pre-registration is required

Small businesses often don’t consider themselves targets for cyber-attacks due to their size or the perception they don't have anything worth stealing; but, recent data indicates organizations with less than 1,000 employees are the primary targets and victims of computer virus and malware infections.

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July 24  |  Innovation to Impact

8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wichita State University, Devlin Hall

Join us as we collaborate with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to learn about Intellectual Property (IP) protection, the value of protecting IP, and programs and opportunities to expedite the patent application process.

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August
August 13 | Overview: U.S. Intellectual Property Rights and the SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Presenter: Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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 August 14 | Trademarks in the U.S. for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

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August 15 | The International Trademark Portfolio for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Presenter: Susan Anthony, Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO

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August 20 | Basic US Patent Practice for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
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August 21 | Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Hague Strategies for Filing Abroad for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders
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August 21-22  |  6th Annual UAS Tech Forum

Salina, KS

The Tech Forum's agenda spotlights UAS in three exciting tracks: Agriculture, First Responders, and Innovation. Industry leaders and policy makers will be front and center at this event making this a one-stop shop for some of the best networking of the year. 

The agenda is packed with national speakers, pitch presentations, topical industry information, networking receptions ,drone demos, exhibitors, and features a special DronePort Meeting. 

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August 22 | Intermediate/Advanced US Patent Practice for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Presenter: Oleg Asanbayev, Patent Examiner, USPTO

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August 27 | Copyright (Domestic and International) for SBIR-STTR Stakeholders

Presenter: Susan Anthony, Attorney, Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO

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August 30  |  Transportation Transformation: An Overview of Autonomous Vehicles 

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

We are headed down the road toward the future of transportation with connected and autonomous vehicles (AV) – one that will greatly impact society, including our cities, rural communities, commerce and even agriculture. Learn about the AV applications happening now, and the vision and planning taking place to create safe, inclusive and interconnected autonomous transportation systems of the future.

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October

October 11  |  Human and Mobility Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles 

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

The development and future of connected and autonomous vehicles has the potential to fundamentally change transportation and impact everyone throughout our society. Could personal vehicle ownership go away some day in lieu of a network of public AV transports that take people wherever they wish to go? Learn how researchers and AV systems developers are seeking to understand how people view, adapt to and ultimately interact with our vehicles of the future and how AVs could improve mobility and accessibility, including for older drivers and people with disabilities.

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January 2020

January 31  |  Infrastructure,Security and Vehicle Considerations for Autonomous Transportation

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

Many of the challenges around and concerns about connected and self-driving vehicles involve safety and security. Central to the operational success and public acceptance of future AV transportation systems are complex, robust transportation infrastructure, secure cyber security systems and advanced vehicles that interconnect within the network. Learn about future driverless vehicles, as well as the requirements of transportation and security infrastructure for AV systems and what is being done to ensure they are met.

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April 2020

April 17  |  Autonomous Vehicle Transportation in Rural and Urban Settings

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
National Center for Aviation Training Auditorium
4004 N Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226

The future of autonomous and connected vehicle transportation in Kansas and nationwide will vary greatly and involve much different considerations in cities compared with the vast rural areas. From agriculture and interstate freight transportation to urban public shuttle transports and driverless goods delivery, location brings unique challenges and opportunities. Learn more about what the future of autonomous public and industrial transportation could mean for our cities and widespread rural communities.

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