USPTO’s Invention-Con to address questions, feature major IP players

The invention process is multi-faceted, to the point of intimidating many a creative person. How does one file for a patent or trademark? What about the other myriad considerations that are essential in the process of bringing an invention to market?

At Invention-Con 2017, you can get the answers you’re seeking as well as network with important potential contacts. The goal of the Aug. 11-12 conference is to help inventors, makers, entrepreneurs, small-business owners and IP professionals learn the ins and outs of intellectual property.

The free, two-day conference at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, will feature keynote speakers, small-group breakout sessions and information booths.

Attendees will learn from successful business owners and inventors who will share their personal experiences of bringing their inventions to market. They will include Louis Foreman, president of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, and Lisa Ascolese, aka “The Inventress.”

Drew Hirshfeld, USPTO commissioner for patents, will deliver the keynote address. Participants can also sign up for one-on-one sessions with USPTO experts.

For more information, call 1-800-786-9199.