Intellectual Property 101 for Inventors
Have you invented something? Not sure about the ins and outs of patents? Join us for an engaging program about the basics of intellectual property, including patents and trademarks, determining if your idea or invention is patentable, and what assistance is available locally to inventors. Speakers include:
- Kate Meddaugh, manager of the Chester F. Carlson Patent and Trademark Resource Center
- Amy Lehman, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
- Virginia Smith, Rochester Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Association
The Chester F. Carlson Patent and Trademark Center is a designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), a part of a nationwide network of public, state, and academic libraries designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO) to support the public with trademark and patent assistance.
Volunteer Legal Services for the Arts is the anchor institution for the USPTO pro bono program. Inventors and small businesses that meet certain financial thresholds and other criteria may be eligible for free legal assistance in preparing and filing a patent application. The Patent Pro Bono Program is a nationwide network of independently operated regional programs that match volunteer patent professionals with financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses for the purpose of securing patent protection.
Light breakfast fare will be provided. To register please call 585-428-8110 or go to www.roccitylibrary.org and search events. This program is co-sponsored by the Chester F. Carlson Patent and Trademark Resource Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- Monday, November 19, 2018
- 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Central - Kate Gleason Auditorium