The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. A pre-conference workshop will be held the evening of Thursday, October 10.
The conference will address intellectual property (IP) topics relevant to inventors and small businesses. Attendees can meet senior USPTO experts and participate in panels and breakout sessions addressing specific IP topics relevant to modern inventors and small business owners.
USPTO officials and experts will provide practical information regarding patents, trademarks, and other IP. Successful business owners and inventors will relate their personal experiences of bringing their ideas to market. Government, legal, and business development entities representatives will discuss commercial best practices resources offered by their organizations.
The location is USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Directions, meeting agenda and RSVP details can be found here.
Bill Ramey is teaching a class at Texas A&M on Monday, April 8, 2013. The class, Intellectual Property for the Entrepreneur, is in Room 107 at the Mays Business School. Bill teaches this class every semester for Texas A&M’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. Ramey & Browning, PLLC is a full-service IP Law Firm located in the Museum District, just outside of downtown Houston.
Bill Ramey will present “For Me, or Not For Me: That Is the Question – Industry Funding for Research and Education” at an ARVO Workshop on Sunday, May 5, 2013. ARVO’s annual program is May 5-9, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
On November 12, William Ramey provided a seminar regarding intellectual property issues to Texas A&M’s “Foundations of Entrepreneurship” business management class. Mr. Ramey, an A&M graduate (Whoop!), has been providing intellectual property training for several years at A&M. His November 12 presentation explained principles of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets to the A&M students.
On a side note, Ramey & Browning congratulates A&M for its well-deserved football victory over No. 1 ranked Alabama on November 17. As an unidentified Aggie stated, “Coach Sumlin’s congratulations to the seniors upon their return from beating the hell out of the Crimson Tide exemplifies the Aggie Spirit, as seen on YouTube.”