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Invention-Con 2018

By Dennis Forbes, Office of Innovation Development

Registration is now open for Invention-Con 2018, a free two day conference that will be held at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia, on August 17-18 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. This year’s theme is "From Concept to Commercialization."

You’ll hear from successful entrepreneurs and inventors about bringing ideas to market. You’ll also get practical advice on:

  • Navigating intellectual property protection processes.
  • Strategies to protect your innovations with patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

If you are an inventor or business owner, make sure to register for Invention-Con 2018. Register early, space is limited.  For more information, email oidevents@uspto.gov or call 571-272-8033. For more information, including how to register, visit our event page.

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The USPTO gives you useful information and non-legal advice in the areas of patents and trademarks. The patent and trademark statutes and regulations should be consulted before attempting to apply for a patent or register a trademark. These laws and the application process can be complicated. If you have intellectual property that could be patented or registered as a trademark, the use of an attorney or agent who is qualified to represent you in the USPTO is advised.