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2017 World IP Day -- Innovation: Improving Lives

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Senate Hart Office Building

Room 902

Washington, DC 20002

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Join us for presentations from leaders in intellectual property as we celebrate World IP Day* on April 26, 2017 in the Senate Hart Office Building, Room 902. World IP Day is celebrated around the world to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.

World IP Day Panel, moderated by the USPTO:

  • John Sandage, Deputy Director General World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Joseph Ferretti, Vice President and Chief Counsel, Global Trademarks, PepsiCo, Inc., INTA President
  • Frank Cullen, Executive Director, U.S. Policy, Global Intellectual Property Center | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Lisa K. Jorgenson, Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Keynote Presentations by:

  • Mario Bollini, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, Global Research Innovation and Technology, Inc. featuring a discussion of the GRIT Freedom Chair, a 2015 USPTO Patents for Humanity award winner
  • Tobie Hatfield, Senior Director of Athlete Innovations and Exlporations, Nike, Inc. featuring Nike’s FlyEase technology – the award winning product designed to serve and inspire athletes of all abilities

Immediately following the presentations, please join us for a cocktail reception sponsored jointly by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC).

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** The cocktail reception is sponsored only by AIPLA, WIPO, INTA, and the GIPC. The USPTO is a host for the educational portion of the program.

*World IP Day is a widely attended event and meets the requirements of the rule are set forth in detail in the House Ethics Manual, pp. 41-47.

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