Midwest Regional USPTO Patent Open Data Conference

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Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO

300 River Place Drive

Suite 2900 (Conference held on the 5th floor in Suite 5900)

Detroit, MI 48207

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The Midwest Regional USPTO is hosting a patent open data conference featuring leading experts from government, industry, tech and law.

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The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office is hosting a Patent Open Data Conference. This conference will promote greater use and integration of patent information into business strategic planning by bringing together leading minds in data analytics, law, business, and government.

Click to learn more about USPTO's Open Data services.

Topics covered during the conference will include:

  1. Discussions regarding USPTO databases, WIPO databases and APIs
  2. Techniques to access and correlate patent data
  3. Integration methods for patent data and information into business plans
  4. International patent data providers and the services they offer

The conference will provide a mixture of informative 20-30 minute presentations, relevant case study analyses, and engaging panel discussions.

Please join us and help drive the discussion of how patent data can be leveraged as a strategic asset for economic growth, increased innovation and ingenuity.

You may submit questions, examples, or requests prior to the event at: Please call 313-446-4800 for more information.

Please select either an In-person or a video conference ticket when registering.

********* CHANGE ********** Note: The in-person conference will be held on the 2nd floor in Suite 2900 , Room: 2061 in the Stroh's Building, 300 River Place Dr., Detroit, Michigan, 48207

Lunch: The Stroh River Place building has two restaurants in its concourse. Snake Bites is a cafe serving lunch specials, grab-n-go items, a full salad bar, hot soups, and deli sandwich bar. The Rattlesnake Club provides inventive steaks & seafood served in a minimalist dining room with sweeping skyline & river views.

Featured speakers:

Keynote speaker:

  • Russell Slifer, Chief Executive Officer for Black Hills IP. Former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Directory of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

From government:

  • Damian Porcari, Regional Director, Midwest US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Scott Beliveau, USPTO Branch Chief of Advanced Analytics
  • Christophe Mazenc, Ph.D, Director of WIPO Global Databases Division (by Video Conference)
  • Lustin Diaconescu, Head of Patent Database Section of WIPO (by Video Conference)

From industry and tech:

  • Jay Yonamine, Ph.D, Head of Data Science, Global Patents at Google (by Video Conference)
  • Chad Gilles Esq., Founder of
  • Lisa Lepore, Ph.D, Sales Director, Questel-Americas
  • Anthony Trippe, Founder of Patinfomatics

From law and academia and industry:

  • Prof. Dennis Crouch, "PatentlyO" blog author and Law Professor at University of Missouri School of Law
  • John D. Russell, Ph.D, “Mriplaw” blog author and Partner at McCoy Russell
  • Elizabeth Kendall, Founder of Impeccable IP and attorney at Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough
  • Prof. Oliver Mayer, Head of Cluster Energy Technology, Bayern Innovativ GmbH (by Video Conference)

In-person parking:

Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View Parking Information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email

Video conference details:

To join the on-line event go to:

  • Date: October, 22, 2019, 9:30a.m. to 4p.m. EST.
  • Topic: Patent Open Data Conference
  • Event number: 646 653 068
  • Event password: 12345

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Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO

300 River Place Drive

Suite 2900 (Conference held on the 5th floor in Suite 5900)

Detroit, MI 48207

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