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FEB 2012 - vol three issue one0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

A map of the United States with dates and pinpointed locations: Feb. 24 - California, Feb. 27 - Utah, Feb. 29 - Texas, March 7 - Illinois, Feb. 17 - Washington D.C., March 5 - Pennsylvania, March 2 - Florida

America Invents Act Hits the Road

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public series of educational “roadshows” regarding the America Invents Act, allowing the public to speak with USPTO officials about the new patent law and its implementation. The programs will be held at seven venues across the U.S., beginning Friday, Feb. 17 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Va., and running through March 9 with stops in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, Dallas, Salt Lake City, and Silicon Valley.

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USPTO and National Women's Business Council Pay Tribute to Women's Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the USPTO and the National Women’s Business Council will pay tribute to the women whose ingenuity and inventions have improved our lives. 

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 Rocket scientist Yvonne Brill at the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. Oct. 21, 2011
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Inventor Lori Greiner Organizes the World

Since 1996, superstar inventor Lori Greiner has created more than 350 products. One of Lori’s first patents was for a jewelry holder and she currently holds 108 United States and international patents for innovations.

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 Lori Greiner
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Inventor Pages to Offer New Patent Tutorials

What do you need to do to get a patent?
 
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Where Inventors Meet

Local independent inventor organization meetings around the United States.
 
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Organizations

Organizations and resources for the independent inventor community.
 
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in this issue
America Invents Act Hits the Road
by Elizabeth Dougherty : Office of Patent Legal Administration
USPTO and National Women's Business Council Pay Tribute to Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs
By Cathie Kirik : Office of Innovation Development
spark of genius
Inventor Lori Greiner Organizes the World
by Elizabeth Dougherty : Office of Patent Legal Administration
advice
USPTO.gov Inventor Pages to Offer New Patent Tutorials
events
Where Inventors Meet
network
Organizations

 

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