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Inventors Eye. The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community. December 2012, Volume Three, Issue Six.0


The USPTO's bimonthly publication for the independent inventor community

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Announcements for December and January

Innovation Expo Coming to the USPTO, Summer 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its first Innovation Expo June 20-23, 2013. This event will vividly demonstrate how the United States promotes and protects innovation through its intellectual property system. Innovators selected from all fields of technology will feature their inventions in a public exhibition at the USPTO’s campus in Alexandria, Va. 

By showcasing the most cutting-edge patented technology in the marketplace today, the expo will provide an opportunity for attendees to reflect on the current extraordinary state of the art while learning about the powerful incentives that drive innovation and economic growth in the United States.

This all-ages event is free and open to everyone. If you plan to be in the Washington, D.C., area this summer, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. For more information, please visit the Innovation Expo website.

 

Saturday Seminar in Detroit 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Saturday Seminar at its Detroit satellite office on December 15, 2012.

Representatives from the Detroit satellite office and the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Va., will conduct an all-day workshop for inventors and entrepreneurs. This free event will provide valuable information about various types of intellectual property protection, the patent process, and patent searching. A representative from the Department of Commerce’s BusinessUSA initiative will also be on hand to discuss BusinessUSA’s "no wrong door" approach for small businesses and exporters and provide an overview of the services the program offers.

There is no fee to register, but space is limited. For more information and to register, please call 866-767-3848.

The Detroit satellite office is located at 300 River Place South, Suite 2900, Detroit, Mich. 48207.