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USPTO Webinars

Webinars are provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as by The Texas Regional Office of the USPTO.  The regional office's goal is "to promote innovation and stimulate the economy by connecting inventors and entrepreneurs to government resources, supporting students and teachers through our STEM education programs, gathering feedback from regional stakeholders, and recruiting diverse talent from the region."

A schedule of events, including educational webinars, can be found at the links below:


Meet the Patent Experts: Five-Part Series

Attend an interactive Q&A session with patent experts from the USPTO's Texas Regional Office (TXRO). The TXRO will continue its five-class curriculum on patents, all available online.  See below for details on upcoming sessions:

Class one is an overview of intellectual property with a focus on patents, EFS-Web, and USPTO resources
Class two covers key aspects of provisional applications
Class three covers key aspects of nonprovisional applications
Class four covers the components of nonprovisional applications and includes a discussion on claim interpretation and common pitfalls
Class five covers the basics of patent searching and an introduction to searching strategies


Trademark Basics Boot Camp

This free USPTO event series provides a comprehensive overview of the process for federal trademark registration and maintaining a federal trademark.  Trademark Basics Boot Camp is offered regularly throughout the year. During each series run, they cover one module weekly for eight weeks, with each module focusing on different aspects of trademarks and the registration process, from filing and examination to post-registration requirements for keeping your registration alive. Each module concludes with a question-and-answer period where you can ask USPTO trademark experts questions.

Patent and Trademark Presentations and Handouts

MGMT 632 Technology Commercialization