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Meet with other inventors and would-be inventors to discuss topics and share experiences in developing products. Subjects of interest include determining whether a proposed product will sell, patenting, prototyping, manufacturing, marketing, licensing, and entrepreneurship.

Each public monthly meeting features an invited speaker on one of the above subjects and opportunity to network.

Other special smaller meetings allow invention ideas to be presented and critiqued under signed confidentiality.

Product ideas tend to be "low-tech" - housewares, tools, toys, pet products, sports and fitness aids, etc.

For more, including previous speakers and their topics, see www.inventne.com

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Elizabeth Dougherty Answers all Your USPTO Questions

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We'll sit down with Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of the USPTO's Eastern Region, one of five regional heads in the United States. The Eastern Regional Outreach Office serves Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The office's goal is to promote innovation and stimulate the economy by connecting entrepreneurs to government resources, supporting students and teachers through our STEM education programs, gathering feedback from regional stakeholders, and recruiting diverse talent from the region.

Elizabeth has more than 25 years of experience working at the USPTO and is a member of a member of the Virginia Bar, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, the Pauline Newman American Inn of Court, the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Patent and Trademark Office Society, the Supervisory Patent Examiners and Classifiers Organization, Women in Science and Engineering, Federally Employed Women, and the Network of Executive Women.

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