The Capitol Stacks!

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To read the February 2017 issue of the Capitol Stacks, click on the image above.

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Wondering about provisional patent applications?

A provisional patent application can be a useful way of establishing a filing date for your invention while you develop the idea, conduct your patentability search, or draft your nonprovisional utility patent application. For more information, check out the article: The Provisional Patent Application: Is it for Me? in the January 2017 issue of The Inventor’s Eye!

https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/newsletter/inventors-eye/provisional-patent-application-it-me

Join us for an Upcoming Program!

January 24, 2017 – Intro to Trademarks

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Starting or expanding your business? Protect your brand by learning the basics of trademarks from attorney Frank G. Long.

  • Choosing a strong mark
  • Benefits of registration
  • Avoiding common mistakes

January 24, 2017, Noon – 1 p.m.

To Register: https://www.azlibrary.gov/events/2082

USPTO Patent Filing Webinar

noun_201421_patentpendingThinking about filing a patent, but confused by the application options? Check out the USPTO’s upcoming webinar:

DATE AND TIME

Mon, January 23, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

DESCRIPTION

Are you an inventor looking to protect your idea but unsure of which application to file?

Then join us as we go over the differences between Utility and Design Patent applications and the advantages of filing a Provisional and/or Non Provisional Utility Patent Application.

We will also go over the different forms, fees, and formalities required for the respective type of application.

This interactive presentation will allow online users to send questions via the chat function to have them answered live!

Registration Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-different-types-of-patent-applications-tickets-29490635284

This is an outside event; please follow links above for more information.

Startup Law Talk

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Join us November 9th at the Phoenix Public Library’s Hive for Startup Law Talk!

This workshop is for entrepreneurs who are thinking about forming a start-up, or have recently started a business, and want greater insight on how to avoid the typical legal problems encountered by new businesses. Three professionals will discuss the most important legal issues to consider in the early stages of your business. They will provide information on types of business formation, methods to protect your intellectual property, and how to avoid tax surprises.

  • PetSmart General Counsel (retired) Kevin Groman
  • Intellectual Property Attorney Frank Long of Dickinson Wright
  • Lisa Novack, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Small Business/Self Employed Division of the Internal Revenue Service

Panel Presentation: 6:00 PM

Resource Tables: 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Resource Tables will include:

  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
  • Patent & Trademark Resource Center
  • City of Phoenix Economic, Planning & Development Office (for licensing and permits)
  • Handouts (Business Startup Checklist from ACA)

Please register at: https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive/programs/business-law-series