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Learn about U.S. Design Patents

Learn about U.S. Design Patents Mar 25 2021 Thu 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Online Facilitated by Virginia SBDC 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

Patents: Learn How to Conduct a Prior Art Search

Patents: Learn How to Conduct a Prior Art Search Mar 18 2021 Thu 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Online Facilitated by Virginia SBDC 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,

Filing a Provisional or Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application

Filing a Provisional or Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application Mar 11 2021 Thu 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Online Facilitated by Virginia SBDC 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