Patent Basics and Resources for Inventors

Are you an independent inventor trying to get more information on the patenting process?  Join us for this free training and opportunity to learn the basics and meet with examiners to help answer your questions about your ideas.

Date and Time:
January 27, 2017 (Friday)
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

USPTO Headquarters
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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8:30  – 9:10 a.m. Registration

9:15 – 9:25 a.m. Introduction to USPTO /OID and our Mission to Support the Inventor

9:30 – 10:25 a.m. Patent Basics for Inventors
Join the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about what all inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about patents and the patent process.  The USPTO will provide an in-depth discussion relating to all aspects of the patenting process, including the types of patents, the parts of a patent application, the examination process, claims analysis with respect to novelty and obviousness, and the office action.

10:30 – 11:25 a.m. Resources for Inventors
Whether you are doing research, trying to file or just looking for assistance with your application; this session will help you learn where to go for the help you need. Providing you information on services available at no cost to you.

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. One on One meetings with SPE’s.
Have questions about the patent filing process or want to learn more about the benefits of a provisional application? Then sign up to speak with one of our experts who can help you with everything from filing the application to the process overview.