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Key Do’s and Don’t’s for Patenting Inventions

  • 25-Sep-2015
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • NeighborWorks, 570 South Ave., Rochester


  • No Charge

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Key Do’s and Don’t’s for Patenting Inventions

Location: NeighborWorks

Presenter: Dave Bassett


So you have come up with a great idea that’s going to set the world on fire. How do you protect your idea so you can monetize that idea? Getting a patent could be a great tool. But there are some ‘do’s and don’t’s’ that you should know before you try to get a patent.

At this talk, you will learn the following:

1. An overview of the patent system and a (brief) overview of what other intellectual property protection tools are available;

2. Some ‘do’s’ that are usually necessary to get a patent; AND

3. Some ‘don’t’s’ that an inventor needs to avoid to keep from making their own invention unpatentable.

Here is a short video in which Dave provides an overview of his presentation.

Dave Bassett

Please come and learn some of the ins and outs of the patenting process. Whether patenting is new to you or you already have a large portfolio to your name, you will learn more about inventions and protecting them.Dave has been a Patent Agent registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office since 2004 and has experience in optics, acoustics, mechanical, business method, and computer, chemical, and biomechanical utility patenting, and design patenting. Dave has experience with a wide range of services practicing before the US Patent and Trademark Office including developing and filing provisional patent applications, non-provisional patent applications, patent cooperation treaty applications, assignment agreements, patent issuance fees, and successful patent prosecutions.

Dave worked as a Chemical Engineer for Consulting and Manufacturing Firms for 14 years. While working as a Chemical Engineer, Dave attended the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business where he received his MBA and earned the 2004 Hugh H. Whitney Award as the Outstanding Student of his class. Dave has a broad background and is familiar with a wide range of businesses from manufacturing and contract packaging, to environmental, oil & gas, biomedical, and microelectronics. He has a MS in Chemical Engineering and is an experienced ISO 9001 auditor and has been trained in Kaizen and lean manufacturing. Dave is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners, a Director of the Rochester Professional Consultants Network, a former Director of the Rochester Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a member of the Wayne County Business Council and the Independent Entrepreneurs Council.

Open to the public.

No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

Refreshments will be available. A "Tip Jar" is also provided. Your contribution is appreciated.

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