The Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is inviting members of the public to schedule a twenty minute 1-on-1 in-person meeting with a USPTO patent prosecution specialist to discuss the patent process at our regional office in San Jose City Hall. Intended for entrepreneurs and independent inventors, the meetings will provide individuals assistance with the patent process.
Please select an available date and time to reserve a meeting. The meetings are free, but a limited number are available, so we ask that you sign up for only one meeting at a time. Please feel free to register for a followup meeting if you deem it necessary after attending your first meeting. Since we have a high demand for these meetings, if you can no longer make the meeting, please return to this page and log-in with your Eventbrite credentials to cancel your appointment or call 408-918-9900.
Please click on the register button to choose your date and time. Some of these meetings follow regularly scheduled Silicon Valley USPTO programs. You may want to consider attending these programs as well. Please check the Silicon Valley USPTO webpage at www.uspto.gov/siliconvalley for the latest updates about schedules and availabilities.
* PLEASE NOTE: No patent or trademark applications/registrations, payments or official correspondence can be accepted at this location during this event. All new patent applications or correspondence related to patent prosecution should be submitted using EFS-Web, the USPTO's Web-based patent application and document submission system. Using EFS-Web, you can submit documents in PDF format directly to the USPTO within minutes.
* USPTO staff can only provide assistance and cannot provide legal or business advice.
* If you have a patent application pending with a power of attorney, USPTO staff are limited in the type of assistance that can be provided without your representative being present.