Patents and Trademarks 101

Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

A FreePublic Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators, Students and Legal Professionals

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required Register online at:

  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ptrc_training    or call 713-348-5483 by May 14, 2015

9:00 am

Sign-In and Pick Up Registration Packets

9:30

Welcome

•   Sara Lowman, Vice Provost & University Librarian

9:35

Introduction to the Rice University PTRC

  • Kathy Weimer, Head of Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services

9:45

Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets

  • Michael Hydorn, USPTO Patent and Trademark Office Resource Center Program

11:00

Break

11:15

Houston Area Resources

  • Houston Inventors Association
  • Houston Technology Center
  • South Texas College of Law – Trademark Pro Bono Program
  • South Texas College of Law – Patent Pro Bono Program
  • Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program
  • University of Houston Small Business Development Center(SBDC)

12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30

Conducting a Preliminary Federal Trademark Search Using  USPTO Databases

  • Daphne Joseph, USPTO Patent and Trademark Office Resource Center Program

2:30

Break (with Area Resources information table visits, handouts, etc.)

2:45

 

PubWEST and PubEAST: Tools to Enhance Your Searching Productivity

  • Michael Hydorn, PTRCP

3:30

Conducting a Preliminary  U.S. Patent Search Using  USPTO Databases

  • Daphne Joseph, PTRCP

4:50

Review and Closing  Remarks

When

Tue, May. 19, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where

Fondren Library - Kyle Morrow Room (Rice University)
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
United States