World IP Day 2018 - Capitol Hill

World Intellectual Property Day 2018: Powering Change. Women in Innovation and Creativity. Image of brightly colored powder exploding up to form silhouette images of three generations of female faces.

The USPTO will celebrate World IP Day 2018, using this year’s theme of “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity” on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. The focus of the program will be how women come up with game-changing and life-enhancing innovation that transforms and improves our lives while empowering other woman to do the same.  The program will  celebrate the brilliance, ingenuity, drive and courage of the women driving change and shaping our world. Reception to follow the event. 

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, will provide opening remarks followed by this panel of inspirational women inventors and innovators.

View the agenda for the full event program.

Registration:

Registration is free and the event is open to the public. Please go here to register.

Panelists

Dr. Cherry Murray, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy at, and former dean of, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Cherry Murray

Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy at, and former dean of, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Irina Buhimschi, Director, Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr. Irina Buhimschi

Director, Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Danya Sherman, Founder of KnoNap, LLC and George Washington University Student

Danya Sherman

Founder of KnoNap, LLC, 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention

Accessibility

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

Sponsors

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