Inclusive Innovation Forum

Please join Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Regional Director, Damian Porcari for a day of inclusive innovation. This program for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses is hosted by the Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome Remarks by:

  • Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District of IL
  • John Sandage, Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector, WIPO
  • Damian Porcari, Midwest Resional Director, USPTO

9:30 am - 10:15 am Topic 1: The Importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for Innovative Underserved Audiences

10:15 am - 11:45 am Topic 2: Patent Overview and Workshop

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Pre-Lunch Break

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Working Lunch & Learn Panel Discussion - Resources Available in Chicago for Innovators

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Coffee Break

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trademark and Design Overview Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Closing Session by Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District of Illinois

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