D.C. Sessions, student at New Mexico Tech, will present the Physics Department colloquium. Sessions will describe key landmarks on a common path toward a successful patent application, including steps before and after engaging with the formal patent process. He will discuss the preparations that assist the potential inventor prior to setting to travel that path and some of the strange customs of the natives inhabiting the territory. Sessions will talk about his personal experience across four different companies and as many decades. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.