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USPTO Midwest Regional Seminar

Wednesday, May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By The United States Patent and Trademark Office
4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110


You will need to create your 1Week KC account, then add this event to your agenda.

Representatives from the Midwest Regional Office and the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia will be on hand to conduct an all-day workshop for inventors and entrepreneurs.

This event will provide valuable information about various types of intellectual property protection, the patent process, patent searching, electronic filing, and various public and private resources available to inventors and entrepreneurs.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM     Registration                              

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM     Welcome Remarks             

10:20 AM – 11:30AM      Intellectual Property Overview and Patent Process

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM     Patent Searching                                          

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM       Working Lunch - lunch is being provided

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM         Pro-Se Application vs. Use of Counsel             

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM         Pro Bono Program and Legal Clinic                 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM         Inventor Resources at the USPTO                   

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM         Application Filing Demo (EFS Web)                 

3:20 PM – 3:30 PM         Closing Remarks                                               

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM         1-on-1 sessions with panelists 

There is no fee to register, but space is limited to registered 150 attendees.

This event is part of 1Week KC. You will need to create an account. Then register for this event and the additional 1Week KC events happening.

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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
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