Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a one-day patents boot camp on November 8, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in Carbondale, Illinois. This is an in-person, single-day workshop for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and inventors in communities with limited or no internet access who are interested in understanding 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 will be plenty of question-and-answer sessions throughout the day, plus a discussion about free resources available through the USPTO.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.