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Applications are now open for the 5th annual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI). SPACE IS LIMITED! APPLY TODAY
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invites you to be one of fifty U.S. teachers selected to participate in this program.
Apply for an opportunity to join us at the University of South Florida on July 29 through August 3, 2018, and explore STEM, innovation, and intellectual property (IP).  SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION BY JUNE 8, 2018!
-          Equips teachers to inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.-          Covers practical lesson strategies and student-tested activities based on IP concepts.-          Highlights USPTO resources on patents, trademarks, and copyrights.  -          Provides access to a dynamic range of guest speakers, including USPTO experts, inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers from the Science of Innovation project, Maker Education ambassadors, and representatives from other Federal Government agencies and non-profit organizations. WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY:-          NSTI is designed for K-12 educators. -          NSTI combines experiential training tools, practices, and project-based learning models. -          NSTI helps teachers inspire and motivate student achievement in STEM disciplines, by using IP as both a teaching and learning model.
Instructions and FAQs are available on the NSTI website.
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USPTO proposes making electronic filing mandatory for trademark submissions

The USPTO published a proposal to change federal trademark law to mandate electronic filing. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (link is external).
Overview of the proposed changesThe proposed changes would generally require trademark applicants and registrants to:
  1. File trademark applications and documents concerning trademark applications and registrations online using the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).
  2. Provide and maintain an accurate email address for receiving correspondence from the USPTO about a particular application or registration.
Our goal is to have end-to-end electronic processing of applications and registrations, resulting in faster processing times and fewer errors. Paper and fax submissions would no longer be accepted. Email submissions would continue to not be accepted.
Submit comments on the proposed changesWe are accepting comments from the public until July 30, 2018. See the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (link is external) for instructions on how to submit comments.
Read the public comments on our website or on the Federal eRulemaking Portal (link is external).
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Invention-Con 2018

Protect Your Innovations: Learn from the Experts

If you are an inventor or business owner, make sure to register for Invention-Con 2018, coming August 17 – 18. This free two day conference will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA and will run from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

You’ll hear from successful entrepreneurs and inventors about bringing ideas to market. You’ll also get practical advice on:
  •  Navigating intellectual property protection processes.
  •  Strategies to protect your innovations with patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
This year’s theme is From Concept to Commercialization. Don’t miss your chance to learn from public, private, and academic sector specialists how intellectual property rights can benefit you.

Registration is required.  For more information, email or call 571-272-8033.

For details and registration:
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