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Sac Midtown: Patent Law — Do You Need A Patent?

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About the Class

If you’ve created an invention and would like to protect it by filing a Patent, or are at all interested in Patent Law as part of your creative process, sign up for this class.  The instructor is a member of the Patent Bar, and ready to help you while you determine if your idea is patentable.

The following will be covered:

  • – What it means to have a patent
  • – How to search the USPTO database for prior art
  • – The difference between trademark vs. copyright vs. patent
  • – Can your idea/invention be patented?
  • – Things that can prevent the granting of a patent
  • – Cost of applying for a patent

What Will You Learn?

Attendees will be taught to evaluate whether their ideas meet the hallmarks of patentability. Additionally, they will gain an understanding of how to work with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s patent database and determine if yours is a unique patent request.

What to Bring?

Bring your laptop computer.

About the Instructor

Amber Hottes has been an attorney in California since 2005 and became a member of the patent bar in 2007. Her undergraduate background is in chemistry and she attended UC Davis Law School, graduating with honors. She worked for several years as an editor for the journal Nanotechnology Law & Business, where she gained familiarity with cutting-edge nanotech patents across the field.