Test Your Intellectual Property Knowledge.

If you want to see how your intellectual property (IP) IQ stacks up, you can check out the IP Awareness Assessment Tool by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The test is designed to help manufacturers, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors easily assess their IP knowledge.


According to the USPTO, many individuals are often unaware of their rights and miss opportunities that those rights can provide.  The assessment tool was created to help educate innovators about their rights. Users answer a comprehensive set of questions regarding IP, after which the tool provides a set of training resources tailored to specifically identified needs.

“This Administration is committed to supporting innovative business tools, which help drive U.S. technological leadership worldwide and support a 21st century economy that is built to last,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, David Kappos. “The IP Awareness Assessment Tool will help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality and bring them to market faster, thereby creating jobs more quickly, too.”

How I Can Help

I understand the challenges faced by small businesses and individuals seeking to protect their valuable intellectual property and I can work with you to come up with a plan that meets your IP, financial, budgetary and business goals.

If you need help to file a patent, copyright or trademark, foreign or domestic, or help protecting your rights, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at nvantreeck@usip.com or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +


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