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Get Out of the Garage: Patent Your Idea!
Big ideas are born everywhere. From the research and development labs of our manufacturers to the workbenches of everyday tinkerers, American innovation is alive and well!

U.S. patents grant to inventors the exclusive rights to manufacture, use or sell their ideas and to protect their creations from exploitation by others.

Is your idea worthy of a patent? How do you know? At what point should you take steps to protect it? What services are available to help you through the process? Attend this workshop and find out!


3-5 p.m., Tuesday, August 19
 Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights


Featured speakers include:


Victoria Shumate
Resource Supervisory Patent Examiner
Elijah J. McCoy - Detroit Satellite Office of the USPTO

Thomas D. Helmholdt
Patent Attorney, Counselor at Law and Supervisor
Wayne State University - Patent Procurement Law Clinic

John Swiatek
President and CEO, Coliant Corporation
Inventor of "Powerlet"


This is a free event but you must pre-register to attend.
To reserve your seat, e-mail macINC@oakland.edu or call 586-884-9324










This event is hosted by:
Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development
Macomb-OU INCubator

Sterling Heights Economic Development



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