June's events article

Events and Announcements

Patent and Trademark Workshop Series in Washington, D.C.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the District of Columbia Public Library are currently sponsoring a series of free workshops at the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. The workshops cover a variety of patent and trademark topics. Inventors, small business owners, and students are invited to attend these free workshops. The next workshop will be held June 25, 2013, at 7 p.m. To register, call 202-727-1161 or email education@uspto.gov.


National Small Business Week is June 17-21

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the U.S. Small Business Administration is sponsoring a comprehensive list of events in multiple cities across the country. Programs include panel discussions on best global business practices, workshops on using social media to grow your business, and tools for leveraging intellectual property. Many events will be available to attend via online streaming. Check the schedule for more information on these fantastic opportunities.


Independent Inventors Conference at the USPTO

Plans are in the works for the next Independent Inventors Conference to be held at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Va., in early fall 2013. Independent Inventors Conferences offer a wealth of information for entrepreneurs and inventors at all levels. Whether you have a great idea but are not sure where to go next or already a patent holder, there is always something new to learn at these events. Check our current events page frequently for updates and look for announcements in upcoming issues of Inventors Eye for more information.

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