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General Info Concerning Patents & Protecting Your Trademark [USPTO]


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Information shared by John Cabeca from the USPTO during his presentation at CRASH Space on Oct 3, 2018

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General Info Concerning Patents & Protecting Your Trademark [USPTO]

  1. 1. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Electronic Resources USPTO booklets and where to find the information online: • General Information ConcerningPatents • Proteding Your Trademark: Enhancing Your Rights through federal Registration • Guide to filinga ProvisionalApplication for Patent • Guide to filinga UtilityPatentApplication www.uspto.goy/oatents-getting-started/oatent-basjcs/tyoes-oatent-aoolications/nonoroyisional-utility-oatent Inventors & Entrepreneurs Resources• Provides links to patent and trademark resources, educational material and general information - lntelle�ual Property Awareness Assessment Tool• Recommends intellectual property (IP) resources customized for each user after assessing their IP awareness through a series of questions - Patent Process Overview • An 8-step overview of a patent application and maintenance process �- Inventors Assistance Center (IAC) • 800-786-9199 • Answers general questions concerning patent examining policy and procedure - Trademark Process Overview • A 6-step overview of a trademark application and maintenance process Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) • 800-786-9199 • Answers general questions concerning trademark registration process and inquiries about the status of trademark applications and registrations Patent Pro Bono Program • Free legal assistance for qualified under-resourced patent applicants Law School Clinic Certification Program • Free legal assistance offered by participating law schools Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) • Nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries providing patent and trademark assistance and resources. including search tools. EFS-Web Guidance and Resources • Provides information on using the Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) USPTO Fee Schedule • Provides information and fee rates for products and services provided by the USPTO USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Office 26 S. Fourth St. • San Jose, CA 95113 408-918-9900 to. ov Sil'conValle Public searching on Universal Public To be added to the Silicon Valley Workstations is available Monda:v,- mailing list, email us: Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM PT SiliconValle USPTO.GOV UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE