Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

Topic: Networking Opportunities with Intellectual Property Experts

The United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) is proud to present the Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 2, 2017.  The symposium will be held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and will focus on women inventors, entrepreneurs and the importance of intellectual property.

The symposium will offer networking opportunities with experts in the intellectual property field, as well as government and industry representatives who will help attendees gain insight into all facets of the patent process.

Registration is free and includes all conference sessions and materials.  Please register here. 

8:30 – 9:00 AM   Registration
9:05 – 9:15 AM   Welcome and Overview
9:15 – 10:15 AM Panel Discussion on Developing the next Generation of Women Inventors
Moderated by: Babs Carryer, Director of Education & Outreach, Innovation Institute,
                                                          University of Pittsburgh
Panel Members:
-Mindy Bickel, Ph.D.
                                    Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
-Lisa D. Cook, Ph.D.,
                                    Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations Co-Director,
                                    American Economic Association Summer Training Program, Michigan State University
-Maliha Zahid, M.D., Ph.D.
                                    Research Instructor University of Pittsburgh, Inventor of Cardio Trak

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 11:30 AM IP Overview: How to Get Started: A Focus on Patents
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM A Focus on Resources—USPTO Programs and the PTRC
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 – 2:30 PM How Government Agencies Can Assist Entrepreneurs.
2:30 – 3:30 PM Trademark and Branding Strategies
3:30 – 4:30 PM Limited One on One Sessions*
(*Register at check in and limited to availability)

For more information, contact us at oidevents@uspto.gov