SOaR Joint Voices: Featuring three-step approach to filing a patent without an attorney and the USPTO Midwest Regional Office

Are you interested in filing a patent application without assistance from a registered patent attorney or agent? If so, join us Wednesday, September 27, from 1-4:30 p.m. ET, for a free virtual program provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Stakeholder Offerings and Resources (SOaR) Joint Voices program. SOaR’s “Joint Voices” program highlights training opportunities and intellectual property (IP) educational programming resources that each USPTO regional office provides. 

This particular Joint Voices event will explore the three-step approach to filing a patent application and highlight the unique offerings of the USPTO’s Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office (MWRO). The training is free and available to all stakeholders. Preregistration is required. Once registered, you will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email.

Register here

During the training, we will discuss:

  • Understanding different types of patents, including provisional and nonprovisional applications
  • Filing provisional and nonprovisional applications
  • Researching related, pre-existing inventions
  • Registering as an eFiler
  • Completing required written disclosure and patent application forms      

For more information, email Captioning service will be provided.

Accessibility accommodation


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.

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