Tuesday, July 08, 2008

USPTO will host inventor's conference


The United States Patent and Trademark Office will hold its 13th Annual Inventor’s Conference on the downtown Alexandria Conference (fairly close to the King Street Metro on Aug 8-9 2008. The web reference is here.

This may be an opportune moment to give a link point out the differences in the legal definitions of patent, trademark and servicemark, and copyright here.

On this page there is a link to a video that explains the Patent Office (particularly to perspective employment applicants) and includes a section “What is intellectual property?” There is another longer section where employees explain the work of the USPTO. The video requires the latest Real Player and some machines may require automatic updates for the video to work. The USPTO in insists that among government agencies, "we're different."

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