September 11, 2007

The USPTO has announced that it will host several IP seminars this month:

September 12th: "The Cost of Counterfeiting and Piracy" – to be held from 11:30 – 2:00 at the IBC Bank, 130 E. Travis, 5th Floor Community Room, San Antonio, Texas. Speakers include Congressman Henry Cuellar, John Rodriguez of the USPTO, Salvador Behar of the Embassy of Mexico, A.J. Rodriguez of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Merida of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

September 14th: "Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace" – to be held from 8:30 – 4:30 at the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Portland-Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon, and will and feature U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer

September 14th-15th: "12th Annual Independent Inventors Conference" – to be held at North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, 100 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. Speakers include Margaret J.A. Peterlin, Margaret Focarino, John Love, and a number of Supervisory Patent Examiners from the USPTO, as well as Michael Sykes, the 2007 Winner of the Modern Marvels Invent Now® Challenge competition.

September 19th-20th: "Conference on Protecting Your Intellectual Property in China and the Global Marketplace" – to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Over 20 speakers from the USPTO, U.S. industries, and U.S. and Chinese law firms are expected.

USPTO September 12th Seminar Announcement: LINK
September 12th Seminar Webpage: LINK
USPTO September 14th Seminar Announcement: LINK
September 14th Seminar Webpage: LINK
USPTO September 14th -15th Seminar Announcement: LINK
September 14th -15th Seminar Webpage: LINK
USPTO September 19th-20th Seminar Announcement: LINK
September 19th-20th Seminar Webpage: LINK


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