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USPTO Copyright, IP, Trademark, and Patent Series

The USPTO has a wealth of resources for individuals interested in learning more about protecting their intellectual property and who need assistance doing so.  Learn about these various resources, many of which are free, and put them to work for you as you begin or continue down your path of innovation. 

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  • Date: 18 May 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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Robin A. Hylton Robin A. Hylton of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


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Robin A. Hylton received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech). Ms. Hylton worked for a civil engineering firm prior to joining the USPTO in September 1994. She examined patent applications in the container closure and flexible bag arts. She joined the International Patent Legal Administration in 2014 as a Special Program Examiner (SPRE).  As a SPRE, Ms. Hylton provides training to examiners, paralegals, and pro-se applicants regarding international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and U.S. National phase applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 371, answers calls from IP professionals and Pro-se applicants via the PCT helpdesk, and other special projects.
Currently, Ms. Hylton is serving as an Assistant Outreach Coordinator for the Eastern Regional Outreach Office leveraging her expertise in community service and outreach to support the strategic plans and goals of the agency with regard to stakeholder engagement.


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USPTO Copyright, IP, Trademark, and Patent Series


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