February's events article

February and March

Upcoming events and news in the world of innovation


Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to announce the next Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES) will be held March 20-21 in Denver. This is a unique opportunity for current or aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors to learn how intellectual property works, develop effective business strategies, leverage local and federal resources, and much more. Past WES speakers include successful female entrepreneurs, inventors, and policy makers such as QVC’s Lori Greiner and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Save the date and be on the lookout for more information and announcements!


NAI Conference at USPTO Headquarters

The 2014 Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) will be held March 6-7 at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Va. This event brings together experts in technology, science, and intellectual property for an exciting program of talks and presentations. The USPTO and the NAI have enjoyed a strong working relationship since the NAI’s inception in 2010, and the USPTO looks forward to having the conference on its campus. For more information, registration, and a full list of speakers and events, please visit the conference website.

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