Detroit Saturday Seminar

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Saturday Seminar at the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) of the Detroit Public Library on May 16, 2015. This is part of the USPTO’s ongoing outreach to the community to provide education on intellectual property (IP).

Representatives from the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, will be on hand to 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. Additionally, IP law practitioners and PTRC librarians will discuss specific issues related to IP law. There will also be a special session featuring stories from inventors who have successfully patented and commercialized their technology.

There is no fee to register, but space is limited. Register via phone by calling 866-767-3848 or email

The event takes place in the Explorers Room in the A-level basement of the Detroit Public Library.

The library street address is:

5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48202

Free parking is available in the lot on the south side of the main library accessible from Putnam Ave.