Friday, July 23, 2010


Come to the Houston Inventors Association/SBDC Fourth Annual Inventors Tradeshow on Wednesday August 11, 2010 from 5 to 8:30 pm!  The show will be held at the Bayland Park Community Center Building, 6400 Bissonnet (Inside Bayland Park - one block west of Hillcroft).

Inventors from Houston and surrounding areas are invited to attend.   Exhibitors and speakers will include John Calvert from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as  reprepresentatives from local companies and organizations that support inventors.

We (the patent and trademark library at Rice University, Fondren Library) will be exhibiting at the event.  Please stop by and visit with us about our services and classes for inventors.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Review USPTO Draft Strategic Plan

[Federal Register: July 9, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 131)]
[Notices][Page 39493-39494]From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [][DOCID:fr09jy10-14]                        
United States Patent and Trademark Office
[Docket No. PTO-C-2010-0058]
United States Patent and Trademark Office Draft Strategic Plan
for FY 2010-2015
AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
ACTION: Notice: Request for comments.
To view the complete text of this comment request see:
SUMMARY: This notice announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) draft strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 2010-2015 is available for public review and comment...  This plan which identifies the strategic goals and priorities of the administration and leadership of the agency is a revision of the FY 2007-2012 strategic plan.
The USPTO's current plan, the FY 2007-2012 strategic plan, may be viewed on the USPTO Web site at as can the agency's draft plan for FY 2010-2015.
[[Page 39494]] 
DATES: Written comments are requested by close of business on July 26, 2010.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet addressed to Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: The USPTO Strategic Plan Coordinator, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, marked to the attention of Candice Goodman. Although comments may be submitted by mail, submission via e-mail to the above address is preferable...