Bismarck Myrick, Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will join us to define implicit bias and discuss how to spot it and how to reduce its impact in the workplace. Mr. Myrick will also discuss the laws that prohibit employment discrimination, provide an overview of the American Bar Association (ABA) model rules related to prohibited employment discrimination in the practice of law and discuss cutting edge diversity and inclusion practices currently in use at the USPTO.
One (1) hour of California MCLE credit in the area of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society is offered for this event.
Please register by October 17, 2018.
Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a Federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening.
This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email SiliconValley@USPTO.GOV or call 408-918-9900.