Michigan Tech’s J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library welcomes students, faculty, independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to learn how innovation changes lives with the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Learn the basics of how innovation plays a key role in our society and get a glimpse behind the scenes from the USPTO.
This program will focus on intellectual property basics and local inventor resources in the morning, and the afternoon session will cover advanced topics in patents for inventors and student projects. You are welcome to join us for the morning session, afternoon session or both. You will also have the opportunity to hear from Midwest Regional Director Damian Porcari.
9:00 – 11:50 a.m. Intellectual Property Basics and Local Resources
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Advanced Topics in Patents for Inventors
There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. For more information and to register for this free public program, register for the morning session here. Register for the afternoon session here. You are welcome to join us for both sessions.