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November 2017

Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is…

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Finding the Right Funding – Part 2

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Finding the Right Funding - Part 2 Join us for the fifth installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series, "Finding the Right Funding - Part 2."  This session covers inventor success stories and provides a primer on angel investors.  Curtis Landi, cofounder of Supracor, Inc., will share his insight as an inventor navigating through the process and cofounding Supracor, Inc. This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Please register here by November 28, 2017(link is external). More about the Navigating…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Patent Application Filing Basics Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent…

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December 2017

Silicon Valley USPTO Public Tour

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO will host an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex.  Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here by December 1, 2017(link is external). Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to show a valid form of…

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Trademark Tuesday

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).  During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability.  The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks.  To get the most out of this event, we…

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LES Silicon Valley Chapter Luncheon Meeting – “Licensing Year in Review”

December 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto, CA,, 2050 University Ave
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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SAVE THE DATE: “Licensing Year in Review” Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto, CA Generously sponsored by: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office.  A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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Patent Application Filing Basics

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, California 95113
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Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application.  This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application.  This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification, drawings, and claims) and will briefly discuss formality requirements (e.g., fonts sizes, margins, etc.).  Additionally, attendees should have a basic understanding of patents.  We encourage you to attend one of our Patent Lunch and Learn sessions…

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