November 2009

The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

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Where Independent Inventors Meet

February 2010

25th @ 6:30 p.m.
Denver Metro Inventors' Meeting
Rocky Mountain Inventors Association
Lakewood, Colo.

27th @ 9 a.m .
Inventors Alliance Bay Area Chapter Meeting
with Stephen Key, USPTO Director David Kappos, & Damon Kali
Inventors Alliance
Menlo Park, Calif.

March 2010

4th - 6th
DC Regional F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition
Washington DC

6th @ 9:30 p.m.
Global Inventors Conference
Minnesota Inventors Congress and Calvin Griffin, Inventor

6th @ 1:30 p.m.
Inventors Society of South Florida Meeting
With guest speaker Dr. Pamela Riddle Bird, founder and CEO of Innovative Product Technologies, Inc.
Deerfield Beach, Fl.

11th @ 6:30 p.m.
Inventors Network of the Carolinas Meeting
Monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month
Charlotte, NC

16th @ 2 p.m.
USPTO Online Inventor Chat
Tune in to March 15

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office

in this issue
Patent Reform
An Open Letter
Protect Your Innovation: Avoid Scams
By Ronald Jaicks : Office of the Solicitor
Spark of Genius: The Spiral Eye Needle
By John Calvert : Inventors Assistance Program
Do Your Homework
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Organizations for Inventors


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