World IP Day at the USPTO


World IP Day


Join us to celebrate World IP Day 2016 on April 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Madison Auditorium of the USPTO campus in Alexandria.  World IP Day is an event celebrated around the world to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.  This year the theme is “Digital Creativity” and our speakers will focus their remarks on creativity in the video game industry.  This event is open to the public.

Event Program

Master of Ceremonies - Shira Perlmutter

This year’s program will focus on “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” through the art of the Video Game


11:00 – 11:05     Introduction and Welcome - Lisa Jorgenson, Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


11:05 – 11:07     Introduction of World IP Day Video - Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs,  U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


11:07 – 11:10     Video: USPTO Greeting for World IP Day


11:10 – 11:15     Remarks - Russ Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


11:15 – 11:20     Remarks - John Sandage, Deputy Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization


 11:20 – 11:50    Remarks - Chris Melissinos, Former Chief Gaming Officer at Sun, Founder of, Guest Curator and Creator of “The Art of the Video Game” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum


11:50                  Closing Remarks - Shira Perlmutter