Commerce Under Secretary to Highlight Florida's Innovation and Competitiveness

March 8, 2006
Press Release #06-16

Contact:
Brigid Quinn or Ruth Nyblod
571-272-8400
brigid.quinn@uspto.gov

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon Dudas will speak at Walt Disney World to highlight President Bush's American Competitiveness Initiative. Under Secretary Dudas will also present an Export Achievement Award to NR Electronics, an Orlando small business.

What USPTO event celebrating Florida's competitiveness and innovation

Learn about U.S. government efforts to curb theft of intellectual property (IP), the importance of
intellectual property to the economy of Florida, and the value of IP protection to organizations
such as Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks.

A question and answer session will follow immediately after the speech.

Who Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United
States Patent and Trademark Office

Orlando area business people, independent inventors, and local technology-oriented companies

Where Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort Convention Center
Fantasia D & E
4600 World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL

When Friday, March 10, 2006
1 p.m.

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