A Four Week Series, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Patent Basics ( Session 3)

Mon 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Facilitated by State Office
Topic: Government Contracting

Join us for this series presented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Keep your calendars open at 2 p.m. ET for every Monday in February!

February 15, Session three: Patent Basics

This module will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.

Speaker(s): Stephen Yanchuk, Special Advisor to the Eastern Regional Outreach Office, USPTO

Co-Sponsor(s): U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center

Fee: No Cost