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Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium | Agenda

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium. May 30-31, University of Denver.

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 Friday, May 30, 2014

 

12:30 – 2:00

Registration & Check In

 

2:00 – 2:15

 

2:15 – 2:25

Welcome Remarks

 

Conference Overiew

 

 Deputy Mayor Cary Kennedy

 

Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

2:25 – 3:00

 

3:00 – 3:40

 Licensing - what are the options

 

Introduction to the Importance of Patents and Trademarks in Starting, Building and Growing a Business

 

Elizabeth Harding, invited

 

Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition and Montia Pressey, Trademark Staff Attorney, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, USPTO

3:40 – 4:15

How do I start my own successful business; where do I begin?

Matt Varilek, Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration

4:15 – 4:30

Break

 

4:30 – 6:00

IP Inspiration: Entrepreneurs Who have put their IP to work

 

Steve Katsaros, successful inventor and CEO Chairman, Nokero International, Ltd.

Doug Dwyre, CEO Mocopay

Karen Bradley, CEO/CMO Open Road Snacks

6:00 – 7:30

Networking Reception – Welcoming Remarks

Mollybeth Kocialski, IP Section Chairperson, Colorado Bar Association

 

 Saturday, May 31, 2014

 

8:00 – 8:15

Registration & Check In

 

8:15 – 8:30

Welcome and Preview of the Day

Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

 8:30 - 9:30

 

 

 

 9:30 - 10:00 

Learning, Lending and Coaching

 

 

 

Licensing

Stacey Saggese, Development Director and Co-Founder, Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, Marcia Johnston-Walden, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Jesse Gollard, Market Manager, Accion Company 

Elizabeth Harding, of counsel, Holland & Hart, LLP Invited

  

10:00 – 10:15

 

 

10:15 – 11:00

 

 11:00 - 12:00

 

 

 

 

Break

 

 

Marketing for Results

 

Do US Product Safety Laws Apply to Your New Product

 

 

 

Bonnie Kaake, President and CEO, Innovative Consulting Group, Inc.

 

Neal Cohen, Small Business Ombudsman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

12:00 – 1:15

Keynote Luncheon Speaker 

Dr. Pamela Riddle-Bird, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Innovative Product Technologies, Inc.

1:15 – 2:15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

IP Protection: The Full Picture - Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and copyrights 

 

Exporting your Products - Must Have Information

Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, Montia Pressey, Trademark Staff Attorney, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, USPTO and Katina Banks, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Selina Marquez, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center

 

2:15 – 3:30

State and Local Resource Panel

Entrepreneurship - building key partnerships

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Assistance

ProBoPat Assistance

 

Inventor Organizations

 

 

Dr. Sharon Alvarez, Koch Chair of Entrepreneurship, University of Denver Daniels College of Business

Brooke Jennings, Reference Librarian, Denver Public Library, Patent and Trademark Resource Center

Ben Fernandez, Chair of the Steering Committee for ProBoPat Assistance

Robert Jackson, Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain Inventors Association

 

 

3:15 – 3:30

Break

 

 

3:30 – 4:30

 

 

 

 

 

4:30 - 5:00

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Trademarks, Making Your Brand the Best It Can Be

 

Patents, Let's Talk Details

 

One-on-One with the Experts

 

Montia Pressey, Trademark Staff Attorney, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, USPTO

Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, USPTO

 

 

 

 

  

 

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