USPTO Annual Independent Inventor Conference will be held on Sept 8-9, 2006

The Department of Commerce United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the agency's annual Independent Inventors Conference. The event will be held September 8-9, 2006 at the USPTO's Alexandria, Virginia headquarters located at 600 Dulany Street.


First time attendees are invited to participate in a pre-conference from 5-7 p.m. on September 7. The pre-conference is a basic primer on patents and trademarks and is included in the registration fee.

The line up for this year's conference speakers include:

Stephen M. Pinkos, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property,

John Doll, Commissioner for Patents, and

Lynne Beresford, Commissioner for Trademarks.

Registration is now open for this 2-day event. The fee is $50 per person for both days. The registration fee includes all sessions and presentations, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch for both days and a networking reception on Friday evening. Go to the USPTO website for more details (including registration).


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