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Got IP? Intellectual Property & Innovation (World IP Day 2016)

Thursday, April 28, 2016
3:00pm to 5:30pm
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A panel of intellectual property experts will discuss the many facets of IP that engineers and scientists encounter in different work settings. The panel will outline the importance of intellectual property protection for entities producing technology and the challenges and opportunities that IP provides to scientists working in startups, big companies, and academia and provide providing guidance on how to prepare for these challenge and opportunities.


3:00-3:10: Welcome and introductions

3:10-3:30: USPTO introduction - John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office

3:30-4:30: Panel

  • Wayne Sobon, IP Attorney and former AIPLA President
  • Kevin De Bre, Partner Stubbs Alderton and Markiles LLP
  • Tim Loomis, Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel at Qualcomm
  • Case Cortese, Caltech Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship

4:30-5:30: Networking reception

This event is brought to you by Caltech as part of World IP Day, which was created by the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO) to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. World IP Day events across the United States are supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Admission is free, but please register to let us know you're coming.

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