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Patent Basics

February 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This module will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.


Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Speaker: Albert Wong – Primary Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office examining applications in telemetry and computer input devices.  Albert has been with the USPTO since 1994 and has worked in the Office of Innovation Development  educating independent inventors on the filing of patent applications.  Prior to joining the Office, Albert was a design engineer at Teradyne.  Albert has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis.