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“The Patent Mindfield”, an Arch Grants Discussion

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Mike Saigh, an American Inventor and co-founder of Equine SmartBit, for a session discussing patents, trademarks and the process around them. Mike has a vast portfolio of inventions and patents for products that millions of citizens use around the world, including a patent for for the first electronic book! This discussion is geared towards inventors and entrepreneurs – bring your questions!

Our discussion will include:

  • Why do you need a patent?
  • Critical questions for your patent attorney before engagement.
  • What should be patented and what does non-obviousness mean?
  • Minefields and awareness for independent inventors.
  • The elements and segments of a patent.
  • The patent and trademark process and what to expect in the future from the USPTO and International filings (PCT).
  • Increasing your odds and lowering your fees.

Background: Mike Saigh is an American inventor from St. Louis, MO. Many of his inventions and creations are used daily by millions of citizens around the globe. In the mid-1980s he set out to invent and patent the first electronic book (the early foundation of today’s handheld electronic e-readers, such as the Kindle)- https://rwklose.com/2009/11/02/will-books-become-just-a-memory/ His early inventions include video on demand, books on demand, and various technologies protecting and managing digital rights.
In addition, his vast portfolio of inventions and patents include: wireless hospital information technology, automated logistical distribution for the retail industry, innovative alternative energy technologies, new smartphone and cellular protocols, high-tech entertainment applications, and leading-edge crime prevention and security networks and related technologies for emergency responders.

This event is free to attend, but please register here.


January 10, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Purina Boardroom @ T-REX (5th Floor)
911 Washington Ave.
St Louis, MO 63101 United States


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