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Thu, Jan 18


WKU Innovation Campus

USPTO Patent Bootcamp

Join USPTO, KYIPA, CREATE, and the WKU Innovation Campus in Bowling Green to learn more about protecting your inventions through patenting!

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USPTO Patent Bootcamp
USPTO Patent Bootcamp

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

WKU Innovation Campus, 2413 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA

About the Event

**This event is being rescheduled for a later date due to pending inclement weather on January 18 and registration is currently closed. Please check back for future registration.**

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Kentucky Intellectual Property Alliance (KYIPA), CREATE, and WKU Innovation Campus for a one-day patents boot camp on January 18, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at the WKU Innovation Campus in Bowling Green, KY. This in-person, single-day workshop for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and inventors will cover tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

The event provides a scaffolded approach to understanding patents and intellectual property (IP) rights, the importance of claims in a patent application, and the various patent application requirements. It also includes:

  • How to search prior art
  • How to properly draft claims 
  • Understanding the application forms
  • How to use Patent Center to file electronically

There will be plenty of question-and-answer sessions throughout the day, plus a discussion about free resources available through the USPTO. 

This event is free, but registration is required. For registration information or questions about the event, please email 

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please submit any dietary request to the contact information listed above.

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