One-day patents boot camp

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a one-day patents boot camp on November 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at The Little Brick Church in Oneonta, Alabama. This is an in-person, single-day workshop for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and inventors in communities with limited or no internet access, covering tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

The event provides a scaffolded approach to understanding patents and intellectual property (IP) rights, the importance of claims in a patent application and the various patent application requirements. It also includes:

  • How to search prior art
  • How to properly draft claims 
  • Understanding the application forms
  • How to use Patent Center to file electronically

There’ll be plenty of question-and-answer sessions throughout the day, plus a discussion of free resources available through the USPTO. 

These event is free, but registration is required. Contact Andriae M. Holt at for registration information.

For questions about the events or the one-day patent and trademark boot camp series, please contact Andriae M. Holt at

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 571-272-8292 or email

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