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VIF Workshop on Search Techniques to Determine if Your Idea is Novel

June 3, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

Workshop on Search Techniques to Determine if Your Idea is Novel

WHEN:   Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 6:30PM to 9PM
*registration to start at 6PM

WHERE:  James City County Library
7770 Croaker Road

Williamsburg, VA 23188
Kitzinger Community Room

COST:  $5 – members,  $10 – non-members

Now for some helpful links and lagniappe information for creative minds.

Did you know that the USPTO has tutorials on Prior Art Searching?  If not, try cutting and pasting these links into your browser.

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/ptdl/CBT/

http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/search/index.jsp

Also, have your seen the attached Utility Patent Process chart?  This chart helps guide innovative minds and asks important questions like whether to seek worldwide protection or just in the United States.

http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/index.jsp

Did you know that VIF is hosting a tradeshow on Saturday, October 23, 2010 with presentations by the USPTO, US Copyright Office and innovative minds to keep all of us inspired?  Stay tuned for more details to be launched on VIF’s Facebook Fan Page.