Events and Announcements
Detroit Saturday Seminar on December 7
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its next Saturday Seminar at the Elijah J. McCoy satellite office in Detroit on December 7, 2013. While all Saturday Seminars provide attendees with practical and valuable IP information and hands-on workshops, the December seminar will be particularly useful for aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs in minority and underserved communities. To view the full agenda and list of speakers, please visit the Office of Innovation Development's current events page.
Innovation Conversations in Washington, D.C., December 8
On December 8, 2013, innovators in science, technology, and the arts will come together in the nation's capital for a day of exciting talks and presentations exploring innovation: what is it? How does it affect our everyday lives? How are big ideas born? Speakers include inventors, technologists, and officials from government organizations including the USPTO, NASA, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Hosted by the Smithsonian, "Innovations: Brainstorms, Big Ideas and the Creative Future" will take place in the Smithsonian's Ripley Center from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This program is open to the public and admission is free, but tickets are required. Visit the event website for more information and to reserve your seat today.
Smithsonian Unveils Innovation Website
Since August, 2012, the USPTO has collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution on the planned Innovation Space at the Arts and Industries Building, a temporary use of the historic building on the National Mall. The Innovation Space will be a forum for the public and today's most innovative thinkers and creators to engage in conversations and activities that illuminate, inspire, and inform. The building is slated to reopen in late 2014, but in the meantime you can visit the Innovation Space website to stay on top of the latest developments in the technological and creative worlds. Add the site to your bookmarks because new content and event announcements are posted regularly.