Connecticut is proud to be a state of brisk innovations and effective ingenuity. Numerous establishments of entrepreneurs and start-up companies have forged Connecticut as a preeminent locality for new ideas and technologies. Connecticut values the efforts of these firms and encourages others to join their ranks. To that effect, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and partners will offer a comprehensive seminar that deals exclusively with various types of intellectual property, as well as safeguarding methods to protect your products. This seminar will also deliver valuable information such as patent processing and global intellectual property protection. Having an understanding on how to safeguard your intellectual property will allow your firm to freely innovate, grow, and prosper.

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Event Details

Date:                        February 7th, 2015 

Venue:                     Hartford Public Library

Tentative Agenda:

9:30 – 10:00        Registration

10:00 – 10:15      Senator Blumenthal Remarks

10:15 – 10:20      Welcome

10:20 – 11:10      IP Overview and What to Expect After Filing

11:10 – 11:20      Break

11:20 – 11:50      Requirements for a Provisional Patent

11:50 – 12:20      PTO Resources and Website

12:20 – 1:45        Backyard Resources and Boxed Lunch

1:45 – 2:15           International Patent Protection

2:15 – 2:55          Trademark – the value of branding your invention

2:55 – 3:00        Closing Remarks