USPTO IP 101 Informational at Zeal
The Federal Patent Office is having a short Sioux Falls tour coming up, Monday, August 13th.
One segment of this tour will include USPTO representatives being on-site at the Zeal Center for availability to the public and to host a short workshop.
9:00am 8/13 USPTO Assistant Regional Director Mark Radtke will deliver an IP 101 presentation to members of the Sioux Falls community. This event is an opportunity for attendees to learn about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trades secrets, as well as the role that each plays in supporting economic growth.
45 min. presentation with Q&A discussion to follow.
No Cost. Eventbrite RSVP ticket required.
Capacity of 30 for the workshop.
Location: Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship Conference Room
Address: 2329 N Career Avenue Sioux Falls, SD
About the Presenter:
Mark Radtke joined the USPTO in 2005 after graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He examined patent applications related to databases, file management and data structures until 2012, when he was promoted to Quality Assurance Specialist for Technology Center 2400 (networking, multiplexing, cable TV and computer security). In 2011, he led a team that built a new intranet web server system for the office. He spent the winter of 2015 detailed as a Resource Supervisory Patent Examiner to the Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, and then moved to Denver where he trained two classes of new examiners before accepting a permanent position. He briefly supervised Art Unit 2145 (graphical user interfaces) and was promoted to Assistant Regional Director in early 2017, where he works with the Regional Director to carry out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.