Patent Examining Training for Inventors at the USPTO–FEB 5-7, 2019

Registration is now open for the Feb. 5 – 7, 2019 USPTO Inventor 3-Day Course on Examination Practice and Procedure. The course is offered to members of the public as part of their Stakeholder Training on Examination Practice and Procedure (STEPP) program. The event will be held at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.  The cost is FREE!

If you are interested in attending, please use the USPTO’s sign-up form.

This course is limited to current and future inventors. It is not intended for those interested in representing applicants before the USPTO. As a prerequisite, those accepted will be required to review several computer-based training (CBT) modules prior to the course dates.

More information, and a proposed upcoming course schedule, is available on the STEPP page of the USPTO website.

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights class at Milford Adult Education 3/23 to 3/30

Hi All.  It is not too late to register for my two part introductory class on Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights. This class is geared for the individual inventor and small business. An overview of the US patent system, trademarks, and copyrights will be presented. The patent process, preparation, prosecution and issuance will be discussed on the first night. Trademarks and copyrights will be discussed on the second night. Come learn about each and what you need to do to protect your invention. The class will be held on March 23 and March 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 at Law High School, Room 101, in Milford, CT.  To sign up, go here.

Wonderful meeting at the Inventors Association of Connecticut

Last night, January 31, 2017, I presented at the Inventors Associate of Connecticut (IACT) meeting at the Fairfield University Library in Fairfield, CT.  The topic of my presentation was “The Pros and Cons of Provisional Patent Applications.”

It was snowy evening, the roads were not too bad, but the sidewalks were treacherous.  The meeting began at 7 pm.  At 6:55 pm there was a grand total of 3 of us at the meeting.  But by 7:05 the number grew to about 18! There were lots of great questions and interactions with audience, and about 1/2 hour of questions at the end of the presentation.