USPTO Webinar Series on Patenting

Date & Time

Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:00 p.m.-Monday, December 13, 2021, 5:20 p.m.






Registration required. Rutgers faculty, researchers, students, and staff are welcome to choose one or more sessions to attend. 

Organized by Rutgers Office for Research - Innovation Ventures and New Brunswick Libraries with support from the Eastern Regional Outreach Office of USPTO.

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Rutgers Office for Research – Innovation Ventures and New Brunswick Libraries are proud to host a series of free webinars ranging from understanding the basics of patent process to filing for a patent and searching for prior art. All four sessions are conducted by the patent experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Available Sessions

Session Title Date & Time Presenter
Patent Basics Monday, Sept. 27
4:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Stephen Yanchuk, with more than a decade of examining Fuel Cell & Battery patents, a primary examiner in USPTO and a special advisor to the Eastern Regional Outreach Office of the USPTO.
Filing a Provisional and Non-provisional Application Monday, Oct. 25
4:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Bobby Rushing, Jr., a primary examiner in USPTO, examining cases involving gearing, transmissions and robot arm and joints, and a special advisor to the Eastern Regional Outreach Office.
Patenting Apps and Software Application Monday, Nov. 22
4:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Alford Kindred, has been with USPTO since 1997. His tenure includes serving as a patent examiner, primary patent examiner, supervisory patent Examiner, Acting Director of the Office of Information Management Service.
How to Conduct a Prior Art Search Monday, Dec. 13
4:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Cynthia Sdrewski, has been a member of the Information Technology Resource Provider since July 2003. She has significant experience in software development and training.