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USPTO to send TM Maintenance Reminders

Beginning in late January, the USPTO plans to begin sending courtesy email reminders of upcoming post-registration maintenance filing deadlines to registration owners who have provided a valid email address to the USPTO and authorized email communication. View the full notice at www.uspto.gov/trademarks/notices/reminder_maintenance_filings.jsp, including information regarding eligibility for receipt, the content of the courtesy reminders, and how to opt out of receiving them.


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IASL November Event

Next Meeting of Inventors Association of Saint Louis is Thursday, November 13, from 5-8p.m.

WHEN:
–  5-6 p.m. Networking
–  6-7 p.m.  IASL Panel Discussion – Speakers TBA
–  7-8 p.m.  Meet the Panel/Break out discussions/networking

WHERE:
Venture Cafe @ Cambridge Innovation Center
4240 Duncan Ave., 2 nd FLOOR  – St.Louis, MO  63110 (near HWY 40 and Vandeventer)

From 40/64 E, take Boyle St. exit North, go over the RR tracks and take the first right on Duncan, CIC is the first building on the right.

PARKING:
Free, ample parking (park on the NW corner of the building); enter on the NW corner

REGISTER:   http://iasl111314.eventbrite.com

by Spruce Fraser, IASL Director


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List of St. Louis innovation resources

Here is a helpful list of local resources, mostly free, for St. Louis area innovators and inventors, courtesy of Gary Kellman, President of the Inventors Association of St. Louis:


Non-Profit Organizations:

  • St. Louis Public Library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center Free patent and trademark workshops with USPTO assistance. http://www.slplptrc.blogspot.com.
  • St. Louis Makes • Free. Nonprofit business commercialization resource for producers of consumer goods and other manufactured products, www.stlouismakes.org. LAUNCHING FALL 2014.
  • St. Louis Product Management Group • Free. Join their LinkedIn group. Nonprofit focused on product management, i.e.: how to improve margins and grow sales, www.stlpm.org
  • Gateway Venture Mentoring Service • Free. Nonprofit providing startup mentoring, www.innovatevms.org
  • Inventors Association of St. Louis • Free. Nonprofit providing resources to inventors. IASL’s meetings are on the 1St Thursday monthly at: Venture Café St. Louis • 4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor • St. Louis 63110, www.inventstl.org and www.inventorsconnection.org

Annual Business Plan Competitions

 

Annual/Monthly/Weekly Events

 

Incubators & Venues

 

Other

  • TechShop St. Louis • CNC prototyping and maker shop. Opening soon, www.techshop.ws
  • Capital Innovators • Nationally ranked top 10 startup accelerator program that provides funding, mentorship, connections, and follow-on opportunities, www.capitalinnovators.com
  • Accelerate St. Louis • Free. Online access portal to the StL business growth and innovation community. Includes a regional calendar, www.acceleratestlouis.org