University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Grand Opening

Including a free seminar for entrepreneurs, educators, inventors, and legal professionals!

Come celebrate UNH Law's Library being designated an official Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Free CLE credits - including ethics!

Please RSVP to jacqueline.lawrie@law.unh.edu.

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Schedule

8:30 a.m. - Registration
   
9:00 a.m. - Welcome / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Remarks by: John T. Broderick, Jr. Dean, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Professor Mary W. S. Wong, Director Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property
Susan Drisko Zago, Law Library Director
Professor Jon R. Cavicchi, Intellectual Property Librarian and PTRC Representative
   
9:30 a.m. - Primer on Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs, IP Professionals and Inventors
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Representatives

  • Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
  • The Role of USPTO
  • Applications, Registrations, Patents, Prior Art
  • Resources for Entrepreneurs, IP Professionals and Inventors   

11:00 a.m. - Break
   
11:15 a.m. - Essential USPTO Web Tools for Success
USPTO

  • Public and Private PAIR (Patent Application Information Retrieval)
  • EFS-Web (Electronic Filing System)
  • Appeal Boards
  • Classification Resources
  • Manuals, Guides, Official Gazettes

12:00 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)
   
1:00 p.m. - Searching Patents and Trademarks
USPTO

  • Tools – Index, Schedules, Definitions, Manuals
  • Strategies and Tutorials
  • TESS, PatFT, AppFT, EAST, WEST search engines

2:45 p.m. - Break

3:00 p.m. - Using your IP to Leverage Capital

Use IP to create revenue for you.  Hear a discussion on the worth of IP in the marketplace and how to convey this value in a compelling story to potential purchasers or licensees. 

One of the major problems faced by new technology seed and start-up enterprises is access to the first round of funding, either through debt or venture capital investment.

Venture capitalists want to know where an invention or innovation fits in the marketplace to warrant building a business based on the invention. 

Venture capitalists want to maximize returns and minimize risks. The risks they must consider include: legal, market, financial, management and technological.

4:15 p.m. - Break

4:30 p.m.  - Ethics Related to Patent and Trademark Searching
Professor Jon Cavicchi, UNH Law

5:00 p.m. - Program Adjournment
 


Read more>> UNH Law Library Designated an Official Patent and Trademark Resource Center


Presenter Bios

The two PTO presenters are long-term high-level experts on patent information and technology.

Douglas Salser has been with the USPTO for over 38 years, and is currently the Manager of the Public Search Facility. He holds a BS in Physics, and a MS in Technology Management. He is a former patent examiner, patent classifier (for over 20 years), project manager and management analyst. He has routinely supported the PTRC program by providing classification seminars, staff training and public programs.

Michael Hydorn has been with the USPTO for 21 years, and is currently an Analyst for the PTRC program office. He holds a BS in Chemistry and Marine Biology, a MS in Asymmetric Organic Synthesis, Biophysics and Molecular Genetics, and a PhD in Biological Oceanography and a PhD and DSc in Medicinal Chemistry. He is a former patent examiner, and manager of the Partnership PTDL program. He has routinely supported the PTRC program by providing IP and IT seminars, staff training and public programs.

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