Come join us for a free seminar presented by the USPTO's Neil Massong and Tiffany Mair and hosted by the UNR Libraries and Innevation Center. This seminar is for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, legal professionals, students and anyone else wanting an introduction to the essential information you need to protect your intellectual property. This event has been approved for 5 CLEs by the Nevada CLE Board.
The event will be held on December 5, 2017 at the Innevation Center: 450 Sinclair Street, Reno, Nevada.
*Registration is required and can be completed below.
There are many reasons you may want to search existing patents and trademarks. You may want to search to make sure no one else has already patented your invention or trademarked a logo similar to yours. You may want a complete copy of the drawings and specifications of something currently protected under a patent. You may also wish to search in order to find out what type of research is being done by certain companies or individual inventors. Whatever your reasons, these workshops will provide you an opportunity to learn to how to navigate USPTO resources, ask questions, and learn about helpful local resources.
The schedule is as follows:
8:30am: Check-in and Registration
9:00am: Welcome Remarks
9:10am: Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
10:45am: Conducting a Preliminary Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases
12:30 - 2:00pm <lunch on your own>
2:00pm: Conducting a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Using USPTO Databases
3:30pm: Invention Promotion Scans: Asking the Right Questions
4:00pm: Local Resources for Entrepreneurs and Inventors
**Attendees are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows. However, those seeking CLEs will need to be present for all workshops.
The USPTO designated the UNR Libraries as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) to stimulate patent development, economic development, and technology transfer within Northern Nevada. UNR is currently the only PTRC in the state of Nevada.
Related LibGuide: Intellectual Property by Tara Radniecki