Patents and Trademarks: Why Search?

Join us for the importance of patent and trademark searching, how to conduct an effective search, tools available to assist in your search and the ethical implications when planning your search.



1:30-1:45pm:          Welcome & Remarks by USPTO Management

1:45-2:30pm:          Presentation on Utility vs. Design Patent Searching.
                               Discussion of examiner’s search vs. applicant’s search. – Dan Aleksynas, Attorney and 
                               Shareholder, Dobrusin and Tim Murphy, Attorney and Shareholder, Carlson, Gaskey &

2:30pm-2:45pm:     BREAK

2:45pm-3:30pm:     Trademark Search Considerations and Implications with Trademark Strategy - Daniel Bliss,
                                Attorney and Shareholder, Howard & Howard

3:30pm-3:45pm:     BREAK

3:45pm-4:15pm:     Search Demonstration – USPTO ITRP Representative

4:15pm-4:30pm:     Closing Remarks

There is no fee to attend.  Please register.

Application for Ohio CLE pending.

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