July 02, 2008

The USPTO recently announced that its 13th annual Independent Inventors Conference will take place at USPTO headquarters (Alexandria, VA) on August 8 and 9, 2008. In addition to the conference, a pre-conference workshop will also be available the evening of August 7, whereby the public may learn “about the basics of patents and the importance of intellectual property protection” prior to the two-day conference. According to the USPTO, “presenters will include Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce Margaret Peterlin, Commissioner for Patents John Doll, Louis Foreman, creator and executive producer of the Everyday Edisons Show, an inductee from the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Foundation, local IP attorneys as well as Supervisory Patent Examiners.” The cost for the seminar, including the pre-conference IP workshop, is $100, and a discount is available for senior citizens. Additional information regarding this conference is available at the two links below.

USPTO Announcement: LINK
Conference Website: LINK

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