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Presenter: Carlyn Burton

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

How to Research Inventions and Existing Patents

   Collecting information about inventions
   Patentability searches
   Clearance searches

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com.

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

     1.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.

Course-by-Course Providers:
   International Society of Arboriculture
   Society of American Foresters
   Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).


Carlyn Burton

Partner at Osha Liang LLP in Houston

Ms. Burton has extensive experience in domestic and foreign design and utility patent preparation and prosecution, IP counseling, and intellectual asset management. Her practice also includes licensing, dispute resolution, and post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  With respect to patent preparation and prosecution, Ms. Burton’s involvement can begin as early as mining inventions or evaluation of invention disclosures, patentability analysis, drafting of the patent application, filing of the application, responding to office actions, examiner interviews, and appeals. In the area of IP counseling, Ms. Burton frequently renders opinions regarding infringement, validity, freedom to operate; counsels clients on patent design-around strategies and the strength of patents in anticipation of litigation; leads numerous brainstorming sessions to strengthen IP portfolios, and conducts intellectual property due diligence.  Ms. Burton is the past president of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $75.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $75.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.