Inclusive Innovation Forum

  • November 17, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
  • Williams Prep School of Medicine at Dusable, 4934 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

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Hosted by the Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with support from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Program Agenda

 8:30 am - 9:00 am  Registration
 9:00 am - 9:30 am  Welcome Remarks by:
  •  Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District of Illinois
  • John Sandage, Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector, WIPO
  • Damian Porcari, Midwest Regional Director, USPTO
 9:30 am - 10:15 am  Topic 1: The Importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for Innovative, Underserved Audiences
 Moderator: Christian Strachan, Co-Chair, Business Advisory Taskforce
  • Adam Kelly, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
  • Calvin Flowers, Chicago Inventors Group
10:15 am - 11:45 am  Topic 2: Patent Overview and Workshop
 Moderator: John Sandage, Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector, WIPO
  • Nyalleng Pii, PCT International Cooperation Division, WIPO
  • James Wilson, Midwest Regional Office, USPTO
 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
 Moderator: Christian Strachan, Co-Chair of the Business Advisory Taskforce
  • Paul Halfpenny, Global Infrastructure Sector (Platforms and Databases), WIPO
  • Nyalleng Pii, PCT International Cooperation Division, WIPO
  • Damian Porcari, Midwest Regional Office, USPTO
  • Mary Anne Smith, Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, Chicago-Kent College of Law
 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Coffee Break
 2:00pm - 3:00 pm   Trademark & Design Overview and Workshop
 Moderator: Damian Porcari, Midwest Regional Office, USPTO
  • Steve Reed, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Juan Rodriguez, Madrid Legal Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Design Sector, WIPO
 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm  Closing Session by Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District of Illinois

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