Virginia SBDC

Filing a Provisional or Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application

Virtual – Zoom

Topic: Managing a Business This module addresses important considerations when filing a U.S. patent application including both provisional and non-provisional type utility applications. The content and format of both application types will be discussed, also addressing the necessary USPTO forms and fees, which accompany a filing. The unique nature of patent claim drafting will also be touched upon during this session. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Patents: Learn How to Conduct a Prior Art Search

Virtual – Zoom

Topic: Managing a Business Before you file your patent application, you need to conduct a prior art search. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners. This session will cover essential questions, including: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session will be useful for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning to intermediate knowledge of patents and would like to learn more about patent searching. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Learn about U.S. Design Patents

Virtual – Zoom

Topic: Managing a Business The USPTO will present on the basics of the design patent system. What is a design patent? How does one differ from a utility patent? How should you search for prior art in design patents? This session will be useful for inventors, entrepreneurs, and all those who like to learn more about patents. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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