July 11, 2005
Press Release, 05-30
USPTO Museum To Open at New Headquarters
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon Dudas will be joined by Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille and David Fink, President and CEO of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the agency’s new museum on Wednesday, July 13, 2005.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame and the highly respected exhibit design company Chermayeff & Geismar have created an exciting space in a modern aesthetic style using a rich palette of exhibit techniques—such as videos, interactives, artifacts and touch-screen technology—to feature patents, trademarks, inventors and inventions.
Since the beginning of time, people have been coming up with better ways to do things. And for over 200 years the American patent and trademark systems have been there to protect and encourage innovation. That story is told well in the opening exhibit, The Invention Machine: A Day in My Life. Visitors will see how intellectual property is found in the routines they follow to begin their day, in the methods they use for travel, in medical innovations they rely upon for good health, and in the different ways they relax and play.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Jon Dudas; Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille; and David Fink, President and CEO of the National Inventors Hall of Fame
Opening of the Patent and Trademark Office Museum at new Alexandria headquarters
Press preview on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at 12:00 noon
Ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at 12:00 noon
Atrium of the Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va.
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