The SBDC at CNM is sponsoring a patent workshop in Rio Rancho. Patents might seem like a mystery. What does it take to get a patent? What does it cover? How do I get one? How much does it cost? How do I know if I need an attorney? What happens if I get a cease and desist letter? Kevin Soules is an intellectual property expert and registered patent attorney. In this seminar, Kevin will discuss patent basics. The seminar will help you learn to spot patentable subject matter, decide if you need a patent, and help you understand how to leverage the patent system, so that you can maximize the value of your intellectual property portfolio and avoid potential legal hassles.