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A-State Small Business and Technology Development Center to Host Patent Seminar


JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) offer a workshop designed to be a practical guide to patents, copyrights and trademarks on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

The workshop, “Intellectual Property and Patents: Turning Ideas into Assets,” will be held in room 201 of the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Circle.

Joe Calhoun, registered patent attorney with Hulsey Calhoun P.C. Law Firm, will instruct the workshop. Attendees can learn about legal fundamentals of acquisition of patents, copyrights and trademark rights. The workshop will also provide information on the basics of how to protect intellectual property rights and how to avoid or react to other claims of infringement.

The cost is $40 per person. Pre-registration is required for the workshop. Members of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce can attend for $35, and A-State faculty, staff and students for $20. To register, call (870) 972-3517, or visit asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events/ to register online.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Laura Miller, A-State SBTDC Center Director, at (870) 972-3517 for more information.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University College of Business.

ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low- and no-cost training. Learn more at asbtdc.org.

Co-sponsors of the seminar are the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, First Security Bank, Focus Bank, First Community Bank and Simmons First Bank.