August's featured article

Pasadena City College Register Now for the California Regional Inventors Conference

By Cathie Kirik : Office of Innovation Development

Pasadena City College, August 12-13

The United States Patent and Trademark Office and Invent Now® will hold a west coast regional conference at Pasadena City College on August 12-13.  Senior USPTO officials, successful inventors, including National Inventor Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Gary Michelson, and intellectual property experts will be on hand to provide practical advice and information for novice and seasoned inventors. Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO will deliver a keynote address at the luncheon on August 12.

A pre-conference workshop on August 11 from 5-7 p.m. is included in the registration fee. It will cover the basics of the patent process. If you cannot attend, the session on basics will be repeated as a breakout session on August 12.

Space is limited, so register now. The registration fee is $120 per person. The fee for seniors and students is $115. The registration fee includes all sessions and presentations, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch both days and a networking reception on August 12.

If you have questions about the conference, please call 571-272-8850 or visit the USPTO's conference website.

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