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Small Business and Technology Development Center to Host Patent Seminar


JONESBORO – A workshop designed to be a practical guide to patents, copyrights and trademarks is being offered by the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) Thursday, Sept. 17, from 1:30-4 p.m. The workshop, “Intellectual Property and Patents: Turning Ideas into Assets,” will be held in the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop Circle.
Joe Calhoun, registered patent attorney with the Calhoun Law Firm, will instruct the workshop. Attendees can learn about legal fundamentals in the 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.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (870) 972-3517 or visit http://asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events to register online.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Kelli Listenbee, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant, at (870) 972-3517, or email her at klee@AState.edu.
The ASBTDC at Arkansas State is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and the Arkansas State University College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low-to-no-cost training. Learn more at AStatesbtdc.org.
This seminar is co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, First Security Bank, Focus Bank, First Community Bank, Simmons First Bank and the Arkansas State University College of Business.
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