Advanced Patent & Trademark Seminar

Join the LiftFund Women’s Business Center and Café Commerce as we host the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a special edition advanced level conference on intellectual property. During this conference, you will have the opportunity to learn more about topics related to preparing and filing an application, responding to actions, and determining whether or not your invention is patentable. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to ask specific questions during Q&A sessions with local IP Attorneys as well as representatives from the USPTO Dallas Regional Office.

Attendees can opt to attend all sessions, or select sessions based on the schedule below. Free parking is available in the library garage.

This event is graciously sponsored by The Hartford and includes a box lunch for pre-registered attendees.


For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV(link sends e-mail), visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or call us at 469-295-9000

Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
8:30 AM9:00 AMSign-in and Networking
9:00 AM9:15 AMWelcome
9:15 AM10:00 AMAnatomy of a Patent
10:00 AM11:00 AMIs your invention patentable?
11:00 AM12:00 PMSearching Trademark Design Marks and changing ownership
12:00 PM12:45 PMLUNCH & One-on-One Discussions
12:45 PM1:15 PMInternational & PPH
1:15 PM2:00 PMTips on Patent Application Preparation
2:00 PM3:00 PMResponding to Trademark Office Actions
3:00 PM3:45 PMA Patent Examiner's Perspective on Office Actions
3:45 PM4:00 PMBREAK
4:00 PM4:45 PMResponding to Patent Office Actions
4:45 PM5:15 PMAsk the IP Attorneys
5:15 PM5:30 PMBREAK
5:30 PM6:00 PMOne-on-One Discussions