When: Thursday, March 23, 2017. 4-7 p.m.
Where: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. Driving Directions
Who should attend: This event is free and open to the public. The launch is especially geared toward inventors, patent attorneys, and students of IP law. Register now.
The Arizona Public Patent Program is a statewide program offered by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law IP & Entrepreneurship Clinic, with the assistance of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
The program is designed to help financially under-resourced independent inventors, small businesses and startup companies obtain free legal counsel from local patent attorneys in filing patent applications and protecting their innovations. Local innovation strengthens our local economy, and this program helps to ensure that Arizona's inventors have the legal protections they need to thrive.
Invited, but not yet confirmed, are representatives from our state and federal government, representatives from the USPTO, investors, inventors, and leaders from the legal and startup communities.
4-5 p.m - Information session and networking with representatives from Startup Tucson and Desert Angels; Presentation on "The Basics of the Patenting System"
5-7 p.m. - Launch reception
Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson, senior program coordinator, 520-626-1956, firstname.lastname@example.org