Three-day patent application workshop by the USPTO

Are you a first-time patent application filer and unsure where to start in the patent-filing process? The USPTO is offering a three-day workshop on the fundamentals of the patent application process, starting today, through 1/25, 9 am — 4pm.  The Stakeholder Application Readiness Training (StART), for independent inventors and entrepreneurs, will teach how to: Safeguard …

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Ssshhhh: You don’t need an attorney to file a patent application.

USPTO teaches three-step approach to filing a patent without an attorney Interested in filing a patent application without assistance from a registered patent attorney or patent agent? The USPTO will host a free webinar on Wednesday, December 13, from 1-3 p.m. ET . Hosted by the Midwest Regional Office, the program is open to all. …

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FTC Warns Pharma of Patent Manipulation; AbbVie’s Humira Patent Expires

Last week the Federal Trade Commission issued a warning to pharmaceutical companies about exploiting loopholes in the patent process. In particular, patents on inhalers are suspected to be violating federal law. The pharmaceutical companies, which were not named, bar competitors from the drug market by filing patent applications on various aspects of their products. Then …

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My Favorite Monkee’s Mother Was a Business Diva

From struggling single mother to business diva, Bette Nesmith Graham’s grit and perseverance was epic.  So was her story.  If you want to be inspired, read Perseverance, thy name is Bette  at this month’s installation of the USPTO’s Journeys of Innovation. “She stood outside the Texas Bank and Trust high-rise building in downtown Dallas one …

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Fundamentals of the patent-application process workshop, 1/12/23

First-time patent-application filers interested in learning about the patent process from start to finish are invited to join the USPTO’s three-day workshop to learn the fundamentals of the patent-application process. The Stakeholder Application Readiness Training (StART) is for independent inventors and entrepreneurs. Day Three is from 9 am — 4 pm on Jan. 12, 2023 …

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Learn the basic facts about patents in this USPTO seminar.

The USPTO offers patent-basics workshops to the general public.  On Wednesday, 10/20/21, they’ll cover the various types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. This hour-long workshop will also cover the difference between provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications, and how to use them.  It will continue with the process of patent prosecution, the …

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Patent Pro Bono Services are Available for Startups.

Pro-bono patent services are available for independent inventors and small businesses. Join our webinar on Thursday, May 7 at 10 am with the Free Library of Philadelphia to learn how to qualify and how to apply. We’ll cover pro-bono programs from the USPTO, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), regional entities, local arts organizations, and …

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