Protecting Your IP

Join us for a free public seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals. Learn from experts from the US Patent and Trademark Office Resource Center Program.

Topics covered include an overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and how to conduct both a preliminary federal trademark and/or US patent search using USPTO databases. A short presentation on asking the right questions of invention promotion firms is included along with a local resources panel for you to learn from!


Start TimeEnd TimeSession
9:00 AM9:30 AMSign-in and Pick Up Registration Packets
9:30 AM9:45 AMWelcome & Introductions
9:45 AM11:00 AMOverview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
11:00 AM11:15 AMBREAK
11:15 AM12:30 PMConducting a Preliminary Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases
12:30 PM1:30 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:30 PM2:45 PMConducting a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Using USPTO Databases
2:45 PM3:00 PMBREAK
3:00 PM3:30 PMInvention Promotion Firms: Asking the Right Questions
3:30 PM5:00 PMLocal Resources Panel