USPTO Detroit Saturday Seminar

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a Saturday Seminar at the Detroit satellite office on October 17, 2015.

Representatives from the Detroit satellite office and the USPTO in Alexandria, Va., will be on hand to conduct an all-day workshop for inventors and entrepreneurs. This free event will provide valuable information about various types of intellectual property protection, the patent process, and patent searching, electronic filing and a live demonstration for submitting a patent application on line.

There is no fee to register, but space is limited. For more information and to register, please go to https://detroit-saturday-seminar.eventbrite.com.  If you have additional questions please call 313-446-4800.

The Detroit satellite office is located at 300 River Place South, Suite 2900, Detroit, Mich. 48207.

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome Remarks 

Ram Shukla, Regional Manager, Detroit Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

10:15 – 11:00

 

11:00 – 12:00

Patents - an overview

Provisionals and Non provisionals

Patent Searching

Michael Razavi,  Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

 

Faris Almatrahi, Supervisory Patent Examiner and Dean Reichard, Resource Supervisory Patent Examiner, Detroit Regional Office, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

12:00 – 12:30

Pro-se Assistance Pilot Program

Michael Razavi, Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

12:30 – 1:15

Lunch and Pro-Bono Assistance for Applicants

Michael B. Stewart, Attorney at Law, Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

1:15-1:30

1:30 – 2:00

2:00 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:30

Break

EFS - Overview

On-Line Filing – live demo

Town Hall Session- open forum for questions

 

Elizabeth Brown, Office of Patent Management, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Elizabeth Brown, Office of Patent Management, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office