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Mar2011: volume two issue two0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium – A Day of Information and Networking

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the United States Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) hosted a women’s entrepreneurship symposium March 11, which focused on women entrepreneurs, the importance of intellectual property protection for their innovations, and how to leverage economic opportunities for women-owned businesses. 

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USPTO appoints Teresa Stanek Rea as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Richard Maulsby as Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made two executive appointments since our last issue. 

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 Teresa Stanek Rea and Richard Maulsby
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Spilled Spaghetti Leads to Good Licensing Deal

How did spilling hot spaghetti noodles lead to an invention and a very good licensing deal? For Athens, Texas, inventor Lesia Farmer, innovative ideas come often and unexpectedly. 

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 Lesia Farmer
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Providing Inventors More Time through the USPTO’s Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program

 
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The USPTO's online inventor chat April 14, the 28th Annual Connecticut Invention Convention May 14, and more near you.
 
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in this issue
Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium – A Day of Information and Networking
By Elizabeth Dougherty : Office of Patent Legal Administration
USPTO appoints Teresa Stanek Rea as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Richard Maulsby as Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development
By Arva Adams : Office of the Chief Communications Officer
spark of genius
Spilled Spaghetti Leads to Good Licensing Deal
By John Calvert : Inventors Assistance Center
advice
Providing Inventors More Time through the USPTO’s Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program
events
Where Inventors Meet
network
Organizations for Inventors

 

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