Successful Inventing: Researching and applying for a patent

Are you new to the invention process? If so, register today for the first event in the Successful Inventing series, presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Licensing Executives Society - Silicon Valley Chapter (LES-SVC).

The first session focuses on prior art searching and applying for a patent. We will also address the following questions:

  • What are the advantages of a provisional patent application?
  • Should I hire a patent attorney or do it myself?
  • What is the cost and timing of granting a utility patent?
  • Why should I do a patent search?

Register today

The Successful Inventing series covers various aspects of the invention process. Each monthly session is held virtually. Participants will hear experts discuss topics that include intellectual property (IP), creating a prototype, licensing, funding, and more.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Please send your questions in advance or during the event to

For more information, please email

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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