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2019 Annual USPTO National Summer Teacher Institute
Thursday, August 1 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
USPTO Resource Room & Project Collaboration Time (Cone Center After Hours)

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Teachers work in groups and begin the innovation process and outline a plan for the week.

Teachers will have access to the Maker Space located at The Cone University Center at UNCC each evening from 6:30pm to 8pm. Materials, supplies, and equipment to build prototypes will also be available.

Innovation Plan may include the following:
  1. Brainstorming ideas and topics for invention project
  2. Selecting a theme or topic or problem to be solved
  3. Applying the principles of intellectual property (IP), innovation, and the engineering design process
  4. Creating a design or sketch of a prototype (e.g. 3D printed prototype or one using your IOT device)
  5. Incorporating the principles of Intellectual Property (IP) (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets) as elements of the invention and innovation process. (e.g. searching the patent and trademark databases to address the question "Does my invention exist?" or "Does my trademark exist?")
  6. Developing a marketing strategy and planning for a 3-minute pitch of your invention to be delivered by your team on Friday morning at UNCC.

Thursday August 1, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cone University Center 9025 University Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262

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