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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 www.usoto.gov/oatents-getting-started/general-information-concerning-oatents • Proteding Your Trademark: Enhancing Your Rights through federal Registration www.usoto.gov/sites/defaulVfiles/BasicFacts.odf • Guide to filinga ProvisionalApplication for Patent www.usoto.gov/oatents-getting-started/oatent-basics/tyoes-oatent-aoolications/orovisional-aoolication-oatent • 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 - www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/inventors-entrepreneurs-resources 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 - ipassessment.uspto.gov Patent Process Overview • An 8-step overview of a patent application and maintenance process �- -www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/patent-process-overview Inventors Assistance Center (IAC) • 800-786-9199 • Answers general questions concerning patent examining policy and procedure - www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/inventors-assistance-center-iac Trademark Process Overview • A 6-step overview of a trademark application and maintenance process www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-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 www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/trademark-assistance-center-tac Patent Pro Bono Program • Free legal assistance for qualified under-resourced patent applicants www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/using-legal-services/pro-bono Law School Clinic Certification Program • Free legal assistance offered by participating law schools www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/public-information-about-practitioners/law-school-clinic-l Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) • Nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries providing patent and trademark assistance and resources. including search tools. www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/patent-and-trademark-resource-centers-ptrcs EFS-Web Guidance and Resources • Provides information on using the Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/applying-online/efs-web-guidance-and-resources USPTO Fee Schedule • Provides information and fee rates for products and services provided by the USPTO www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/fees-and-paymenVuspto-fee-schedule USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Office 26 S. Fourth St. • San Jose, CA 95113 408-918-9900 www.us 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

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