Write your own Provisional Patent

  • 07/11/2008
  • 7:00 PM
  • Science Lecture Hall 101 at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa

FOR THE JULY 11 SEMINAR ONLY, THE ORANGE COAST COLLEGE PARKING LOT WILL BE SHARED BY ORANGE COUNTY FAIR STAFF PARKING. PLEASE TELL THE PARKING GUARDS THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE INVENTORS FORUM SEMINAR. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR PARKING.

Bring your inventor's notebooks, prototypes (in a black plastic bag), and note pads or laptops to write a draft of your own provisional patent application for filing in the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO"). Beginning with forms PTO/SB/16 and PTO/SB/17, experienced patent attorneys and agents, who have volunteered their time to attend this session, will guide you through the steps and assist you.  You will also learn how to retain and successfully utilize the assistance of a patent draftsman for your patent drawings.

About the speakers:

Michael McEntee: In 1975, Attorney Michael McEntee started a successful manufacturing company making electronic games and sold it in 1977. He then practiced patent and trademark law in Beverly Hills for 21 years. He then moved to Huntington Beach where he has continued to practice law for the last 7 years. His background in engineering includes mechanical and electromechanical engineering, coatings, metallurgical engineering, welding, metal forming, casting, rapid prototyping, composite plastic and injection mold building, circuit board fabrication, and CAD.

Mark Plager: A registered patent attorney with over ten years experience in patent, trademark, copyright and business law. Mr. Plager is the author of numerous patent and trademark applications, as well as articles and presentations on intellectual property. Mr. Plager is a member of the California, New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia, and Colorado Bars, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Orange County Patent Law Association. He earned his B.S. (Biology) from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in 1987, and J.D. from University of Bridgeport(CT) School of Law in 1990, as a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Registration starts at 7:00 P.M. and the seminar starts at 7:30 P.M. and lasts about 90 minutes. Refreshments are served in the lobby at 9:00 P.M. where you can network with other inventors.
Door fees are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Parking is free.

Directions:
From I-405—exit Fairview Rd. and drive south to Merrimac Way. Turn right and drive to Lot E (5th driveway on the right). Walk to the front of the Lewis Center (large brick building). The Science Lecture Hall is just across from the Lewis Center main entrance.

From I-55 southbound—exit right onto Fair Drive westbound. At third traffic light, make a right onto Fairview Road northbound, at Merrimac Street westbound make a left turn and go to Parking Lot E. 

Map of Orange Coast College: 2701 Fairview Rd Costa Mesa, CA 92626, US
Use this map to get to Orange Coast College, but you'll need the OCC map below to find the location on campus.

Map to Orange Coast College (Meetings are held in Building 40 on this map, park in Lot E)

 

 

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