Patent Basics (IEEE-USA Free Webinar) PACE SIGHT


IEEE-USA Free Webinar: USPTO Copyright, IP, Trademark, and Patent Series

Brush up on your skills or learn about Inventing. Engage in lifelong learning. Share with a peer. Become a mentor to a new Inventor. Consistent with the goals of the IEEE HAC SIGHT advancing technology for humanity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals equity, inclusion, diversity, improving opportunities for women and girls, and more. Invent your future.

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.


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  • Date: 15 Jun 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Bobby Rushing, Jr Bobby Rushing, Jr


Patent Basics


Bobby Rushing, Jr. is a Primary Examiner in 3600, examining cases involving gearing, transmissions and robot arm and joints.  While at the USPTO, Bobby has immersed himself in community service, reaching out to elementary school students with RESET (Raising Excitement for Science, Engineering and Technology) and Kids & Chemistry and college, engineering students with NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers).

Mr. Rushing now serves as a Special Advisor with the Eastern Regional Outreach Office and will be leveraging his knowledge and experience within the innovation ecosystem.  


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