From Invention to Patent

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: UH Bauer College SBDC

Registration is no longer available.

Join us as an Intellectual Property attorney shares with you what is required to obtain a U.S. patent.  She will also discuss methods you can implement to make sure your patent is strong, how it can be defended if the situation arises, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s pro bono patent program available to qualified inventors. 

Highlights Include: 
  • The patent process, timeline, and costs in the U.S. 
  • Bridging the gap from invention to provisional patent application
  • Structuring ownership of patents
  • USPTO’s pro bono patent program and available resources

Target audience:

This class is targeted to small business owners wanting to obtain a patent for their invention and to those who have patents and want strategies to protect the patent. 


Before attending the workshop make sure to watch the Basic Patent Training For Inventors and Small Businesses video.


Anne Culotta, PhD, MBA, JD, LLM, Attorney, Culotta Law Firm, PLLC

Please Note:

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the University of Houston SBDC at 713-752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

If you choose to pay at the door please add $20 to the registration fee.