Patent and Trademark Seminar

We are hosting Patent & Trademark Seminar in San Antonio, Texas. This is part of our ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. During this conference, you will have the opportunity to learn all about the patenting and trademarking process as it relates to your small business. You can opt to attend all sessions, or select the ones that you are most interested in. Box lunches are available for purchase for $10.00.  Parking is available in the library garage and is free for the first 3 hours. Conference attendees that exceed the 3 hour limit will be given a complimentary parking validations.


For any questions about the event, please send e-mail to texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV or call (469) 295 – 9000.


Start Time End Time Event
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration & Mingle
8:30 AM 8:45 AM Welcome Remarks - Dir. Hope Shimabuku
8:45 AM 9:45 AM Patents - an Overview - Elizabeth Dougherty
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Trademarks - an Overview - Craig Morris
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Electronic filing system overview & demo (Patents) - Lisa Tran
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Filing a trademark application - pitfalls to avoid (TEAS demo) - Craig Morris
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch & One-on-One Discussions
1:00 PM 2:00 PM What happens after a trademark registers - Craig Morris
2:00 PM 2:30 PM The role of the patent examiner - Elizabeth Dougherty
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Tips for navigating the patent process - Elizabeth Dougherty
3:30 PM 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM 4:30 PM Pro Se v. Represented Counsel Panel
Moderator: Dir. Hope Shimabuku
Speakers: Elizabeth Dougherty, Charles Hanor & Ted Lee
4:30 PM 4:45 PM Questions & Answers
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Break
5:00 PM 6:00 PM One-on-One Discussions