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NIACC Hosts Free Event for Inventors on Patent Reform Law

Tuesday, March 06, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeanne Yocum
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Mason City, IA - March 5, 2012 - Have you ever had a great idea for a new invention but didn’t know where to go next or how to protect your idea?  Join us on March 20 to learn more about the America Invents Act which was recently signed into law.  This historic patent reform legislation will help American entrepreneurs and businesses bring their inventions to market sooner, creating new businesses and new jobs.

Attend this free Entrepreneurs' Exchange, Patents for Profit, on March 20, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in McAllister Hall, Room 104G on the NIACC Campus. Businesses of all sizes are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.


Joe Hoffmann will talk about the changes in the law, when they will be implemented and their impact on businesses and entrepreneurs. Hoffmann is a partner in the Zarley Law Firm in Des Moines and practices mainly in the area of patent preparation and prosecution.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering physics with an emphasis in mechanical engineering from Bradley University and a J.D. degree from Drake Law School.  He is admitted to practice law in Iowa and before the U.S. Patent Office.


To ensure adequate space for this event, RSVPs for the Entrepreneurs’ Exchange are appreciated.  For vendors who market goods or services, a limited number of FREE display tables are available.  Please email
incubator@niacc.edu or call 641-422-4384 or toll-free at 1-888-GO NIACC, ext. 4384.

The national NACCE Innovation Award winning NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center provides college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups, existing industries and owner transitions in the North Iowa region.   Space is available for start-up businesses in the North Iowa Business Incubator. For more information, contact the NIACC JPEC at 641-422-4111.

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