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Shop Talk - The Better Mousetrap: On Patents and Trademarks
Sunday, 4/14/2013
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
TechShop Pittsburgh

Show your community what you're making! Shop Talk happens at TechShop Pittsburgh the second Sunday of every month. Bring in a project for show-and-tell (no registration necessary) and talk shop with other members of the maker community. Then take part in an open mic "town hall" discussion and Q&A. Some weeks will feature a guest speaker who will present for the first half of the meetup.

We welcome both members and non-members. Get to know your maker-neighbors -- there's no telling what cool things it could lead to!

Featured Presentation: "The Better Mousetrap - Protecting it with patents and trademarks"

Guest Speaker: James Porcelli


This presentation discusses patents, trademarks, and copyrights in terms understandable to the non-specialist. Included will be explanations on the processes for acquiring federal protection through patents, trademarks and copyrights and how you know if you need such protection.

James Porcelli has been a patent attorney for the past 25 years and has worked for the Webb Law Firm for the past 15 years. He worked as a mechanical engineer for 8 years prior to graduating from law school at the University of Pittsburgh.


This is a free event hosted by TechShop Pittsburgh and is not affiliated with any other groups or companies. Visitors to the shop must sign waivers to enter the shop. Questions? Please call (412)345-7182.