January 11, 2019, update:
The Path to a Patent series of presentations has been cancelled due to the ongoing government shutdown.
The Wyoming State Library is hosting a free series on intellectual property, “The Path to a Patent,” from the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These three interactive sessions during January and February will be broadcast to the State Library at 2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. The Path to a Patent will be useful for small business owners, entrepreneurs, inventors — anyone interested in patents and other intellectual property.
The series will cover not just the basics, but also delve deeper into intellectual property topics. Each session can stand alone so participants may sign up for the full series or only the ones that match their interests. All will be held in the State Library’s meeting room.
Pre-registration is requested, but not required.
- The Path to a Patent, Part I: The patent application process
Friday, January 18, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. MST
- The Path to a Patent, Part II: Patent searching
Friday, February 1, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. MST
- The Path to a Patent, Part III: How to file a patent application using EFS-Web
Friday, February 15, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. MST
The Path to a Patent is valuable for a better understanding of intellectual property and how to protect it. While filing for a patent is a legal process, this series will give participants more information and understanding before they take the step of contacting an attorney.
The Wyoming State Library is a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC).