The LILRC Committee on Government Information presents:
Patents & Trademarks 101 with Will Salas
Monday, July 22nd
The Smithtown Library - Smithtown Building
1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY - (631) 360-2480
Registration/networking begins at 10:00 AM
Program from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM with tour of the Patent and Trademark Center
Learn how to serve the intellectual property needs of local inventors and entrepreneurs with Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian Will Salas
To be covered:
Types of intellectual property protection
Provisional Patent Applications
finding an attorney
costs of patents and trademarks
the patentability search
different levels of trademark protection
strong and weak trademarks
searching for a mark using the Trademark Electronic Search System TESS
Trade Mark: A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device that is used in trade with goods and services to indicate the source of the product and to distinguish the products from the goods and services of others.
Patent: Granted to an inventor for the exclusive exploitation of their invention.
IMPORTANT: This class will not cover copyright as it pertains to reuse in digital collections.
About William Salas: For the past 6 years, William Salas has been helping inventors and entrepreneurs answer the question: ‘I have a great idea...now what?’ He is a participant of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is an e-filer with the USPTO.
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hour (.15 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.