Patent & Trademark Seminar

We are hosting Patent & Trademark Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana during NOLA Tech Week. 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.
More information will be forthcoming, so please check back here for updates.


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


Start Time End Time Event
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration & Mingle
8:30 AM 8:50 AM Welcome Remarks
8:50 AM 9:45 AM Patents - an Overview
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Trademarks - an Overview
10:30 AM 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM 11:10 AM Electronic filing system overview & demo (Patents)
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Filing a trademark application - pitfalls to avoid (TEAS demo)
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Sponsored Lunch and Presentation
Before and After the USPTO: IP Pitfalls, perspectives and pointers
Ray Areaux, Founder and Chair, IP Practice and Registered Patent Attorney
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux, LLC
(Lunch sponsored by Ray Areaux and his firm)
(Separate registration for Lunch - Please Pre-Register as seating is limited)
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Copyrights and You
2:00 PM 3:00 PM What happens after a trademark registers
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Tips for navigating the patent process
3:45 PM 3:55 PM Break
3:55 PM 4:45 PM Pro Se v. Represented by Counsel Panel
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Questions & Answers
5:00 PM 5:10 PM Break
5:10 PM 6:10 PM 20 Minute "One-on-One Discussions"
Discussions courtesy staffed by local IP counsel
(Four Patent tables and Four Trademark tables)
(Pre-register for one of these 24 slots)