Saturday Seminar at the Detroit Office
As part of its ongoing outreach to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its third “Saturday Seminar” at the Elijah J. McCoy Detroit satellite office on June 1, 2013. Workshop presenters include representatives from the Detroit business and innovation communities and intellectual property experts from the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The workshop is a free all-day event.
In addition to the practical information about intellectual property that all Saturday Sessions provide, this special session will also discuss resources and issues specific to inventors and entrepreneurs from minority and underrepresented communities. Topics covered include counterfeiting, changes to U.S. patent law, licensing, the HUBZone program, small business challenges and solutions, and more. Additionally, presenters will discuss important trademark and copyright issues for small businesses and provide an overview of the USPTO’s Pro Bono Program, which facilitates free patent legal services to under-resourced inventors.
Space is limited and early registration is recommended. All previous Saturday Seminars have filled to capacity.
For more information, please call 866-767-3848. To register, please email Kim.Watson@uspto.gov.
The USPTO’s Detroit satellite office is located at 300 River Place South, Suite 2900, Detroit, Mich. 48207.