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Friday, March 29, 2013

Seminar shows the patenting process

Sterling Heights — A seminar encouraging potential inventors to patent their ideas is planned in celebration of the new patent office in Detroit. The seminar,  "Get Out of the Garage: Patent Your Idea!" will be presented 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 at the Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. The Macomb-OU INCubator, the City of Sterling Heights Economic Development and Macomb County Planning and Economic Development are hosting the event which is free and open to the public. Attendees of this seminar will learn: whether their ideas are worthy of patents; at what point they should take steps to protect them and about services are available to help them through the patenting process.
Register by contacting Joan Carleton at 586-884-9324 or e-mailing to
For more information, visit the incubator website at


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