World IP Day: Taking your ideas to market

Celebrate World Intellectual Property (IP) Day by joining us for a half-day forum to learn more about important aspects of IP, how to think about IP strategy for your company, and what resources are available from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other organizations.  

Life Sciences Washington Institute (LSWI)'s World IP Day event will open with "IP Strategy IS a Business Strategy" presented by Stephen Koziol, the Managing Assistant Regional Director from USPTO's Rocky Mountain Regional Office. Additional speakers at the forum will cover a variety of topics, including a panel discussion featuring both entrepreneur and investor perspectives and moderated by Scott Maloney, the Director of Innovation at Washington State University (WSU).

Event Agenda:

All times are in Pacific Time (PT) 

7:45 a.m.: Registration

8 a.m.: Welcome and program overview, LSWI

8:10 a.m.: IP Strategy IS a Business Strategy! 

Stephen Koziol, Managing Assistant Regional Director, USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office

9 a.m.: Taking Your Ideas to Market: Creating an Effective IP Strategy 

Brett Nelson, Lee & Hayes

9:30 a.m.: BREAK

9:45 a.m.: IP Strategy: “Effective” Depends on Where You Sit

Moderated by Scott Maloney, Director of Innovation, WSU


  • Jennifer McCullar, Senior Innovation Manager, UW CoMotion
  • Wayne Stacy, Regional Director, USPTO’s Silicon Valley Regional Office
  • Loretta Little, Managing Director, WRF Capital
  • Roslyn (Roz) Hendriks, Ph.D., MBA, CEO, MicrobiomX, Inc

11 a.m.: Starting Out: Leveraging USPTO Resources & Expertise 

Stephen Koziol, Managing Assistant Regional Director, USPTO’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office

11:45 a.m.: Forum concludes

The session will be offered virtually to those registered for the event.

For more information, please email, call 408-918-9900, or visit the USPTO's Silicon Valley Regional Office online.

Register today

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email or call 408-918-9900.

This event is part of a series: World IP Day