United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch “promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.” The USPTO registers trademarks based on the commerce clause of the Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). Under this system of protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for millions of Americans. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The continued demand for patents and trademarks underscores the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs. The USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation’s technological progress and achievement.

The USPTO advises the president of the United States, the secretary of commerce, and U.S. government agencies on intellectual property (IP) policy, protection, and enforcement; and promotes the stronger and more effective IP protection around the world. The USPTO furthers effective IP protection for U.S. innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide by working with other agencies to secure strong IP provisions in free trade and other international agreements. It also provides training, education, and capacity building programs designed to foster respect for IP and encourage the development of strong IP enforcement regimes by U.S. trading partners.

Annual Asian Small Business Expo

Sept 10th, 2016
Almansor Court Conference
700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801

“Recipes for Growth”
The Asian Small Business Expo is the only business-to-business Expo that engages the Asian business community and brings this growing economic force into the mainstream to connect and utilize your company and its services.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, franchises and governmental and legislative representatives.

FREE Admission, FREE Workshops, FREE Parking, Networking, Business Advice

http://www.apisbp.org/expo
smallbiz@apisbp.org

VRLA Summer Expo 2016

Aug 8-9, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall B
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

VRLA is the world’s largest virtual and augmented reality expo, welcoming both consumers and industry professionals. The expo will feature cutting-edge demos of the most exciting projects in development for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Google Cardboard, Samsung GearVR, and more! Each day will be stacked with a lineup of insightful presentations, panels, and announcements. No other event offers this level of access to the general public and professionals alike.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2016:
VRLA is now a two-day event, expanding the two hour VIP time of previous shows into an entire industry-focused day. Access both days of the expo with new Two-Day Pro Pass.

ABOUT ONE-DAY EXPO PASS (SATURDAY):
Try demos from over 100 VR AR companies on the expo floor Saturday, August 6th. Many of these exhibitors will be premiering software and hardware not shown in public until VRLA. The expo is a rare opportunity to make connections with founders of growing startups and learn from immersive technology experts with our full slate of panels and presentations

ABOUT TWO-DAY PRO PASS (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY):
limited number of Two-day Pro Passes is geared toward immersive technology professionals looking to get business done. Join your peers on Friday, August 5th, for exclusive business-focused panels and events. The first 300 ticket holders will also receive a gift bag filled with VR goodies!

Press inquiries: TVRF@CodewordAgency.com

2016 NACE Cars Expo & Conference

Aug 11-12, 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Ave.
Anaheim CA 92802
Hosted by: Automotive Service Association

Exhibitor Profile: Exhibitors will showcase colleges, educational services, recruitment services, management services associated with this field.

Nace Cars Expo Conference is a 5 day event being held from August 9th to 13th 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, USA. This event showcases products like Automotive accessories, auto auctions, body and frame repair, dent removal, safety equipments, hand power tools and much more etc. in the Auto, Automotive industries.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WELCOME!

As you make plans for Anaheim, be sure to include Wednesday night in your stay so you can attend this first-ever NACE | CARS opening reception, sponsored by the OEM Collision Repair Roundtable! Network, meet with attendees, exhibitors, class participants, sponsors—everyone is invited, all you need is your badge, so be sure to register!

Fees: There is a fee for entry to this event

Global Cultural & Business Practices

Wednesday,September 14, 2016
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM PDT

Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
University Center
College of the Canyons
University Center Room 258
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Cost: Attendance at this event is free

Improve Your Bussiness, Embrace Diversity

Global Business is Expanding…
Are you ready for the challenge

California Construction Expo 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Long Beach Convention Entertainment Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

The California Construction Expo is the Golden State’s premiere gathering for contractors, designers, construction professionals, suppliers and construction workers to learn directly from government agencies about the increasing opportunities associated with $150 billion in public work programs currently proposed or underway. The government sector is in tremendous need of qualified contractors, professional service consultants, and skilled labor to support their construction programs. If your company directly or indirectly supports the design or construction industry, you need to have a presence at CalCon Expo

• Access to over $150 Billion of viable public works projects
• Face to face time with over 30 of California’s top-performing General Contractors
• Information on traditional and alternative project delivery methods
• Key resources and tools provided by city, county and public entities

Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities 2016

Registration is now open for Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 – Thursday, November 03, 2016

Swissotel Chicago
323 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States
(312) 565-0565

This international business conference will highlight export opportunities that exist for U.S. companies in smart city development projects around the world.

Pre-Schedule One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from key markets:

Participate in Dynamic Panel Sessions

Sessions will focus on relevant topics such as: global smart city trends, cyber-security, water and wastewater management, funding of smart city projects, two major markets – India & China, and more!

Network with trade experts, industry pros and fellow exporters

Register by August 1st and save 20%!