The USPTO visited the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center in River Falls, WI on Wednesday, Aug. 22.  Supervisory Examiner Gwen Blackwell and Alford Kindred, Outreach Assistant Regional Director covered “intellectual Property Basics and Local Inventor Resources” for individuals and small businesses.  The USPTO discussed the resources available through the USPTO for researching, preparing and filing your trademark and patent applications.  Representatives from the University of Wisconsin “WiSys” program presented what resources they have available for prototyping, app creation, marketing, and overall business guidance.