Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Interim DCM Tool Now Available

The USPTO is making available a new Java Web Start technology-based interim solution that will allow for authentication into EFS-Web, Private PAIR, and DCM (Digital Certificate Manager) utilizing your  current digital certificate. While you can continue to use the existing method (Java Applet), the new authentication method is available for use. See the details at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USPTO/bulletins/18c0799 .

Rio Grande Valley Intellectual Property Workshop

Have an idea? Invented something? Think it is patentable? Inspired to start a business?
Then don’t miss this workshop where you can get free advice from registered patent and trademark attorneys and USPTO examiners who are volunteering their time to serve the community.
Don’t miss this great opportunity. Register now!

Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT
UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center
1601 Price Rd., Suite E
Brownsville, TX 78520

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT
UTRGV Small Business Development Center
1800 S. Main St. , Suite #1100
McAllen, TX 78503

Registration is Required.

The program is free and open to the public. For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV
visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or
call us at 469-295-9000

Monday, March 13, 2017

USPTO Texas Regional Office Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Meet the Patent Experts: Class 3 at the Texas Regional Office
Beginning in 2017, the USPTO Texas Regional Office will begin its 4-class curriculum on patents.  Class 3 will cover non-provisional applications and key aspects.  Also, this event will be broadcast to the USPTO PTRCs.  Check out uspto.gov for a PTRC near you.

Thursday, March 23, 2017: Rio Grande Valley IP Workshop in Brownsville, TX
Have an idea? Invented something? Think it is patentable? Inspired to start a business? Then don’t miss this workshop where you can get free advice from registered patent and trademark attorneys and USPTO examiners who are volunteering their time to serve the community. Don’t miss this great opportunity.

Friday, March 24, 2017: Rio Grande Valley IP Workshop in McAllen, TX
Have an idea? Invented something? Think it is patentable? Inspired to start a business? Then don’t miss this workshop where you can get free advice from registered patent and trademark attorneys and USPTO examiners who are volunteering their time to serve the community. Don’t miss this great opportunity.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Meet the Trademark Experts at the Texas Regional Office
Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts.  Also, this event will be broadcast to the USPTO PTRCs.  Check out uspto.gov for a PTRC near you.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017: Meet the Patent Experts: Class 4 at the Texas Regional Office
Beginning in 2017, the USPTO Texas Regional Office will begin its 4-class curriculum on patents.  Class 4 will cover claim drafting and potential pitfalls.  Also, this event will be broadcast to the USPTO PTRCs.  Check out uspto.gov for a PTRC near you.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017: Loan Star Strategies for China IP: What Texas Companies need to know now in Dallas, TX
Insights into the China IP system and how to protect IP rights in China and the US.

Thursday, May 4, 2017: Intro to IP in Mandarin in Houston, TX
The USPTO Texas Regional Office is supporting an IP seminar in Mandarin Chinese.

Friday, May 5, 2017: China IP Road Show: Strategic Enforcement in Houston, TX
Insights into the China IP system and how to protect IP rights in China and the US.

For inquiries about any event:
please email 
texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV
or call us at 469-295-9000.

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Texas Regional Office
Federal Annex Terminal Building
207 South Houston Street
Suite 159
Dallas, TX 75202

Business Hours:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Closed for Federal Holidays

Public Search Facility:
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Friday, March 10, 2017

Inventor Info Chat - Webinar

Inventor Info Chat: How to Search and why you want to?

Description:
Join the Office of Innovation Development as we present:
How to Search and why you want to?
Performing a search can help prevent a person from submitting an application with an invention that is already described in existing patents.
This presentation will provide you with information about:
  • Prior art – what it is and why search for it
  • Tools and Resources available for searching
  • Text and classification search strategies
  • Understanding the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system and how to use it
Location:
Live Online Web Chat


Date and Time:
Thu, March 16, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The Participation Link will be provided 24 hours before the program.
Register hereFor assistance, please send an email to oidevents@uspto.gov.

 

Monday, February 20, 2017

USPTO Systems Maintenance on February 26, 2017

Due to maintenance, EFS-Web, EFS-Web Contingency, and Private and Public PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET.
When systems are available, notification will be posted on the USPTO Systems Status and Availability at http://www.uspto.gov/blog/ebiz/
EFS-Web Applicants
If you need to file patent applications or submissions during the maintenance period, please use an alternative filing method.
If you have questions, please contact the Patent EBC at 1-866-217-9197 or ebc@uspto.gov.