Lansing Regional Seminar

Lansing Regional Seminar







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Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we welcome startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs to the Michigan State University Innovation Center in East Lansing, Michigan for a half day workshop on intellectual property.

This free event will provide valuable information about various types of intellectual property, the patent process, and public and private resources available for you.  Trademark Commissioner Mary Denison will also be on hand as we have a special presentation by the Trademark Assistance Center providing an overview of Trademarks and the process of filing a Trademark application.

Representatives of local resources, including the Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP), for startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs will also be at the workshop providing valuable information.

There is no fee to register, but space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Registration and Networking
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Mayor of East Lansing, Mary S. Meadows
  • Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP)
9:05 am. - 9:50 a.m.

Intellectual Property 101

  • Midwest Regional USPTO
9:50 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Local Resources Forum

  • Lansing Area Economic Partnership (LEAP)
  • Michigan SBDC
  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Food and Networking Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Trademarks Overview

  • Commissioner for Trademarks, Mary Boney Denison
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Inventor Assistance and Pro Bono Resources

  • Michigan Pro Bono Project
1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Midwest Regional USPTO


For additional information or questions about the conference, please call 313-446-4800 or email the Midwest Regional Office at