Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

 

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Attend the free Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium at the USPTO and learn about the resources and services available to assist and support women inventors and entrepreneurs.

The symposium will take place at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Registration is required for in-person attendance. You can also watch online via Livestream.

 

Program agenda

(More speaker information to be posted and schedule subject to change)

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. –  Registration

1:00 p.m.  –  Welcome/Panel Discussion: Advancing the Role of Women in IP

Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO

Lisa Jorgensen, Executive Director at AIPLA

Jessica Landacre, Executive Director at IPO

Lisa Dunner, Managing Partner at Dunner Law, PLLC and Commissioner, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

1:50 p.m. –  Keynote

Introduction

Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Development Program Manager, Office of Innovation Outreach, USPTO

Keynote Speaker

Tiffany Norwood, CEO of Tribetan

2:45 p.m. –  Panel Discussion: Connecting Entrepreneurs to Resources and Support

Moderator

Sarah Harris, General Counsel, USPTO

Panelists

Margot Dorfman, CEO and Co-Founder, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Narcrisha Norman, Founder and Chief Research Advisor of STEM-Time ROC

Nina C. Roque, Executive Director, National Women’s Business Council

Jim Silbermann, Senior Counsel for Enrollment and Intellectual Property Legal Services, USPTO

3:45 p.m. –  Panel Discussion: Developing a Network for Success

Moderator

Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality, USPTO

Panelists

Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director, USPTO

Erika Jefferson, President and Founder, Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)

Erin Kelley, Co-Director of STEM to Market, Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Tiffany Spearman, Tiffany Spearman, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, Black Girl Ventures

4:45 p.m. –  Closing Remarks

NaThanya Ferguson, Supervisory Innovation Development Program Manager, Office of Innovation Outreach, USPTO

4:50 p.m. –  Resource Booths and Networking

 

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium is presented by the Office of Innovation Outreach.

For questions or assistance, please send an email to WES@USPTO.GOV

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Register today for this free event