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Patent Attorney and Former Examiner with the US Patent & Trademark Office to Present to VentureSouth Groups

Charlie Banks
Charlie Banks
Last updated: January 17, 2024
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Patent Attorney and Former Examiner with the US Patent & Trademark Office to Present to SC Angel Network Groups

 Presentation to Highlight the Value of Intellectual Property and the Patent Process

SOUTH CAROLINA – VentureSouth (fka SCAN) is pleased to announce John Sotomayor, patent attorney and former lead patent examiner with the US Patent & Trademark Office, will speak to four VentureSouth member groups next week. His presentation will provide an informative introduction on Intellectual Property (IP) and will help demystify patent process. 

The presentations will provide both investors and entrepreneurs with an explanation of current best practices in the patent and trademark process and the meetings will be open to the public. Mr. Sotomayor will be presenting to the Spartanburg Angels in Spartanburg and the Upstate Carolina Angel Network in Greenville on August 24. He will present to the Capital Angels in Columbia and the Electric City Angels in Anderson on August 25. To find out more information and to RSVP, please click one of the links below:

·      Spartanburg Angels 

·      Upstate Carolina Angel Network

·      Capital Angels

·      Electric City Angels 

Sotomayor specializes in software methods and software driven products, electrical, electro-mechanical, medical and other devices. His patent consulting practice encompasses assisting clients in identifying patentable inventions, patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, and the establishment of IP departments.  

Charlie Banks, Managing Director of VentureSouth (fka SCAN), noted, “Understanding intellectual property and the patent process is very important for many entrepreneurs and investors. We are excited to partner with John and bring this information to several communities across South Carolina.”