Congressman Evans Introduces Bill to Help Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

May 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2017) –Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) introduced the Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017 to provide our small business owners and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful in the 21st century economy.

The Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017 requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to work together to create valuable training for domestic and international patent protection for our small businesses. The bill will also require the USPTO to work with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network to provide critical training on both domestic and international intellectual property protections for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

“Strong small businesses are the backbone of healthy, vibrant neighborhoods,” Congressman Evans said. “Our small business owners and entrepreneurs are anchors in our neighborhoods that drive economic development and investment. An innovative, collaborative approach to economic development is vital to our continued success in the global economy. To keep our small business owners and entrepreneurs on competitive footing across our globe we need to make sure they have access to the top of the line training, services and resources they need to keep pace in today’s economy."

Congressman Evans serves as the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access.


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