The Research Triangle Park

Community Workshop: Patents 101

THE FRONTIER - 800 PARK OFFICES DRIVE, RTP May 23 8:30 am - May 23 9:30 am

Community Workshop - Patents 101

Think you have something patentable but aren't sure? Are you wondering if a patent even makes sense? Don't have a clue where to start? Join us for Patents 101.

Course Overview

  • Type of Patents
  • Knowing When Something is Patentable
  • Patent Strategy
  • Nuts & Bolts of Process Within U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Timing Expectations & Follow Up After Filing
  • Your IP future: Building a Patent Portfolio and Why

About The Teacher

This workshop will be led by John Sotomayor, Patent Attorney and Founder of Sotomayor IP Consulting, Ltd. Based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, John specializes in assisting startup and emerging growth companies across the country to develop their IP strategy and protect their valuable innovation assets.

John was formerly in-house patent counsel for high-tech startups in RTP, is a former Patent Examiner with the USPTO, and spent the first half of his career as an electrical engineer in the energy, telecommunications, software and intelligence industries.


Community Workshops

The Frontier is constantly growing, and we hope you and your business will come along for the ride with us!

Each month we will be offering various workshops on special topics as they pertain to your small business or startup. We will have a diverse group of experts from throughout the Triangle, some of which are tenants in this very building, teaching our classes in a small group setting.

This workshop will take place in the Fusion Room (space is limited, so sign up today!) A light breakfast and coffee will be provided; come get your morning started with us and do great things.

Workshop Outline

  • 8:30am | Coffee & Donuts
  • 8:35am | Introductions
  • 8:40am | Class Begins
  • 9:20am | Q&A