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Patent and Trademark Day

Patent and Trademark Day

Texas A&M University Libraries welcomes two librarians from the USPTO to provide valuable information on intellectual property and will show the audience how to perform patent and trademark searches.  This event coincides with the Libraries' 35th anniversary of being a Patent and Trademark Resource Center.

The following is a schedule of events for the day:

  • 8:30-9:00AM: Sign-in
  • 9:00-9:15AM: Welcome and PTRC Services Information
  • 9:15-10:30AM: Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
  • 10:30-10:45AM: Break
  • 10:45-11:45AM: Local Resources Panel 
    • McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship - LauraLee Hughes, Assistant Director, New Ventures
    • TAMUS Technology Commercialization - Brett Cornwell, Executive Director
    • Research Valley Small Business Development Center - Jim Pillans, Director
    • School of Innovation - Jack Manhire, Assistant Dean and Chieft of Staff, Assistant VP for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • 11:45AM-12:45PM: Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45-2:00PM: 7-Step Strategy for Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Using USPTO Databases
  • 2:00-2:30PM: 35th Anniversary Remarks and Celebration
  • 2:30-3:45PM: Conducting a Preliminary Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases
  • 3:45-4:15PM: Non-USPTO Solicitations and Invention Promotion Scams: Asking the Right Questions
  • 4:15-4:30PM: Review and Questions; Adjournment

Please let us know if you need accommodations due to a disability (wheelchair access, visual impairments, etc.).  In order to provide the best experience possible, requests should be made at least one week in advance.

Related LibGuide: Patents and Trademarks by Jared Hoppenfeld

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm
Evans 204E
Evans Library
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