The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the University of Texas will be conducting a conference designed specifically for independent Texas inventors and entrepreneurs. The Conference will be held September 14-15 at the University of Texas at Austin in the Thompson Conference Center located at 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, Texas. Presentations and workshops will be conducted by senior USPTO officials, Supervisory Patent Examiners, Trademark staff attorneys and a limited number of one-on-one advisory sessions will also be available.
You can register here.
Presenters will include:
Robert Metcalfe, 2007 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee
Karen C. Parker, Director and International Trade Specialist, Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center
John Calvert, Acting Associate Commissioner for the Office of Innovation Development
Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, Office of Innovation Development
Darnell Jayne, Supervisory Patent Examiner, Technology Center 3600
Catherine Cain, Trademark Staff Attorney
Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on the America Invents Act (AIA), patent and trademark basics, searching sessions for patents and trademarks, and advanced patent prosecution.
A networking reception will be held on Friday evening, September 14.
The registration fee is $80 per person ($70 for seniors or students) and includes all sessions and presentations, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch both days and the networking reception.
If you have questions about registration contact the National Inventors Hall of Fame at 330-849-6929.