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How to Obtain a US Patent

Thursday, November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Organized By STL Startup Week
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This session will provide an overview of the patent process in the US. From preparing and filing a patent application to responding to rejections from the US Patent and Trademark Office to issuance and obtaining foreign protection. This session is ideal for the first time inventor who wants to understand major actions and costs associated with obtaining a patent.
Douglas Portnow
STL Startup Week
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