Have an idea? Invented something? Think it is patentable? Inspired to start a business? Then don’t miss this workshop where you can get free advice from registered patent and trademark attorneys and USPTO examiners who are volunteering their time to serve the community. Don’t miss this great opportunity.
This workshop is organized by the collboration of the USPTO, the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and State Bar of Texas IP Section.
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 Time||End Time||Topics|
|8:00 AM||8:30 AM||Registration and Mingle|
|8:30 AM||9:00 AM||Welcome Remarks and Introduction of USPTO Pro-Se Resources|
|9:00 AM||10:00 AM||Patents – Overview, the Application and Prosecution Process|
|10:00 AM||10:15 AM||BREAK|
|10:15 AM||11:15 AM||Trademarks – Overview, the Application and Prosecution Process|
|11:15 AM||11:30 AM||BREAK|
|11:30 AM||12:00 PM||Patent Electronic Filing System Overview and Demo|
|12:00 PM||12:30 PM||Trademark Electronic Filing System Overview and Demo|
|12:30 PM||1:00 PM||BREAK (light meal provided)|
|1:00 PM||1:30 PM||Prior Art Searching and Demo|
|1:30 PM||2:30 PM||Breakout Group Session
- Software Interest Track
- Mechanical/Electrical Inventions
- Consumer Products Track
- Spanish Language Track
|2:30 PM||4:00 PM||One-on-One Consultation Sessions|
|4:00 PM||-||Closing Remarks|