A conversation with Shawn Springs

April 22, 2019, 11 am - 12 pm, Clara Barton Auditorium or livestream


Celebrate World IP Day and this year's theme, "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports," at a special USPTO event featuring Shawn Springs, entrepreneur and former professional football player. Springs and USPTO Deputy Director Laura Peter will discuss what inspired Shawn Springs to become an entrepreneur and an inventor.

After 13 seasons of playing in the NFL, Shawn Springs founded Windpact, a company focused on impact protection. The patented technology Crash Cloud is used in helmets to prevent traumatic head injuries. The technology has applications in football and other sports, as well as in the automotive and military sectors.

Online viewing

This event will also be livestreamed.


This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about or request accommodations, please contact Susan.Hoffman2@uspto.gov.


Register for this event