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Free Inventor Workshops!

Patents and Trademarks: Get the Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seal Tuesday, September 16, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This free day-long seminar, presented by trainers from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will include sessions on the following topics:

  • Overview of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
  • Conducting a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Using USPTO Databases
  • Conducting a Preliminary Federal Trademark Search Using USPTO Databases
  • PubWEST and PubEAST: Tools to Enhance Your Productivity
  • Local Resources
  • To register:

    Email Business@dallaslibrary.org (include "patent workshop" in the subject line, and provide your name, phone number, and email address), or call 214-670-1468 during these hours: Tues / Weds: 10am-5pm; Thur: 12-8pm; Fri / Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1pm–5pm. (Closed Mondays.)

    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
    Dallas Public Library
    First Floor, Auditorium
    1515 Young Street
    Dallas, Texas 75201


    Downtown hotels include: Omni Dallas Hotel (new), Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Dallas, Adolphus Hotel, Aloft, Fairmont Dallas, Hotel Indigo, Hotel Lawrence, The Magnolia Hotel, Dallas Marriott City Center, and Marriott Springhill Suites.

    One-to-One Question & Answer Session

    Please join us for informal sessions answering general questions on patents, patent searching and the application process. Sign up for one-to-one 20-minute slots on the dates listed below. Instructor: Bob Wise, Patent Attorney*

    September 20, 2014
    November 8, 2014

    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Dallas Public Library
    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
    1515 Young St., 6th floor
    Dallas, TX 75201
    (Note: Click here for directions.)

    To Register, Call (214) 670-1468

    Mr. Wise is a registered patent attorney in the Dallas area. He is a former U.S. Patent Office examiner and has over 35 years of experience in the patent law field. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and several other legal organizations. He currently serves as the president of the Texas Inventors Association, volunteering time to help individual inventors begin and understand the patent process.

    This service is provided as a general guide to the U.S. patent process, laws and sources of further information. Information discussed via this forum will not create an agent-client/attorney-client relationship, nor is it a substitute for professional advice regarding a specific transaction or the laws of a particular jurisdiction.

    * Robert Wise - Registration #29,602