Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inventor Info Chat, Feb. 15, 11 am ET

The USPTO’s Inventor Info Chat webinar series continues tomorrow, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon ET, when we provide a presentation on claim drafting.
Presentation overview:
  • Learn about the questions to answer before claiming your invention
  • Learn how patent claims can be written, what to emphasize, and what to avoid
  • Learn about one possible approach to drafting patent claims
For assistance, please send an email to oidevents@uspto.gov. For more information and registration, please visit our event page on the USPTO website.

Friday, February 2, 2018

USPTO Texas Regional Office Directors discuss Intellectual Property, Feb. 7

Join us to hear from Hope Shimabuku, JD, and Jacob Choi, from the Texas Regional Office of the US Patent and Trademark Office who will speak on:

  • Types of Intellectual Property
  • Patent Application Process
  • Federal Trademark Registration Process
  • USPTO Resources for Start-ups, Entrepreneurs and Everyone
February 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, followed by question & answer
Fondren Library, Kyle Morrow Room
Rice University

No registration required.
Hosted by the Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services, Fondren Library.

Embracing Smart Technology to Grow Your Business

On Feb. 7, the USPTO and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will co-host "Embracing Smart Technology to Grow Your Business."  The webinar is from 1 – 2 p.m. ET.
Topics will include:
  • Social media usage
  • Hosting educational webinars
  • Crowd-funding
  • Utilizing ‘open data’ platforms
  • How to protect your business from scams, phishing and identity theft
For more information and to register, please visit our event page.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Patent Quality Chat

The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar continues its 2018 series on Feb. 13, from noon – 1 p.m. ET, with an “eMod Update: Patent Center and Structured Text.”
The USPTO’s eCommerce Modernization (eMod) team will discuss:
  • new structured text features
  • file structured text via the electronic filing system (EFS-Web) 
  • access structured text submissions, structured text office actions, and XML downloads using the Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system  
Additionally, the eMod team will share information about the upcoming Patent Center Beta Release for participants to use the new Patent Center tool (to replace EFS-Web and PAIR), and provide feedback for further improvements. Please send your input and questions to patentquality@uspto.gov before and during the event.
The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of the USPTO’s continuous efforts to improve patent quality.  
No registration is necessary.  More information, and how to join, is available on our event page.

Inventor Info Chat

The USPTO’s Inventor Info Chat webinar series continues on Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon ET when we provide a presentation on claim drafting.
Presentation overview:
  • Gain awareness of the questions to answer before claiming your invention
  • Learn how patent claims can be written, what to emphasize, and what to avoid
  • Learn about one possible approach to drafting patent claims
We will discuss the parts of the claim and will include claim illustrations from issued U.S. patents. The presentation will be particularly helpful for those inventors considering filing a patent application and for those who are currently prosecuting their patent application.
For assistance, please send an email to oidevents@uspto.gov. Learn more, including how to attend, at our event page.