AUGUST 25, 2000 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Conference Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

PROGRAM - "Protecting and Profiting From Inventions…the Right Way"


 7:30-8:45 Continental Breakfast & Check-In



 9:00-9:45 Beginning the Process - Don't Get Scammed

Dr. Gerald Udell


(Director,Wal-Mart Innovation Network, Springfield, MO

Director, Business Department, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO)



Don Kelly

(Director, Patent Trademark Copyright Research Foundation, Academy of Applied Science, Washington, DC)

 11:00-11:45 Resources for the Independent Inventor

Jane Running




 12:00-12:45 Luncheon Buffet : The Patent Office and What We Do.


John Calvert, Supervisory Primary Examiner, US Patent Office

(Representative, Independent Inventor Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia)


 1:00-1:45 Developing Your Business

Richard Lumma

Director, Small Business Development Center, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville


 2:00-2:45 The Law of Inventions - How to Obtain Legal Protection for Your Invention


Bruce Burdick

(Registered Patent Attorney, Burdick Law Firm, St. Louis, Missouri)


  3:00-3:45 Questions & Closing Comments – Wayne Highley, Conf. Chairman

Sponsored by: ILLINOIS INNOVATORS & INVENTORS, P.O. Box 623, Edwardsville, IL 62025

For details, see www.burdlaw.com, e-mail invent@charter-il.com or bruce@burdlaw.com, or telephone Mr. Phil Curry at 618-656-7445.