Rio Grande Valley IP Workshop - McAllen Session

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