USPTO to Host 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference

Two-day event to address intellectual property topics relevant to inventors and small businesses
Press Release

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or Paul Fucito (571) 272-8400 or or


Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will host its 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with senior USPTO experts and participate in panels and breakout sessions addressing specific intellectual property topics relevant to modern inventors and small business owners.

USPTO senior officials and experts will provide practical information on patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property (IP) matters, while successful business owners and inventors will relate their personal experiences of bringing their ideas to market. In addition, representatives from government, legal, and business development entities will discuss commercial best practices and describe resources offered by their organizations. A pre-conference workshop will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 10.

What: 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference

When: October 11-12, 2013

Where: USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

More information, including directions, meeting agenda and RSVP details can be found at

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Dougherty at or Cathie Kirik at or by telephone at 866-767-3848.

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