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March 08, 2006
#06-16

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

Media Advisory, 06-16

Commerce Under Secretary to Highlight Florida’s Innovation and Competitiveness

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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