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Intellectual Property for Small Business Owners
April 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$35.00
Join the SBDC and representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an introduction to patents and other intellectual property (IP).
Topics to be discussed:
- IP Overview – patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets
- Provisional patents – what is a provisional application, fees, requirements and
how to use a provisional application
- Patent Application Process – what a patent is, what is its role, the process of
filing an application and resources/tools that the USPTO offers
- Searching for Prior Art – introduction as to where to search, the benefits of
searching, and searching tools/strategies
- Claim Drafting – brief introduction on drafting claims for a U.S. utility
About the Presenter:
Jeanne Clark, Patent Examination Policy Advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, who serves as an editor for the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
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