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Churchill Club Presents Evening with Michelle K. Lee, USPTO Director

  • 30 Jul 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Microsoft, Mountain View

Date:  Thursday, July 30, 2015
Location: Microsoft,
1065 La Avenida, Building One, Mountain View, CA
Time: 5:30 p.m. – Registration and Buffet;
7:00 p.m. – Program

A Silicon Valley native who lived and worked in the Bay Area innovation community for decades, Michelle K. Lee was recently appointed as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO encourages innovation by granting U.S. patents, registering U.S. trademarks, and promoting stronger and more effective intellectual property protection around the world.

In this candid conversation, Lee will address major shifts occurring in the [IP] Intellectual Property landscape, and share her perspectives on their implications for innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship for US companies doing business both in and outside the country.

What is the state of patent reform legislation pending before congress, and what does it hope to achieve? What is the USPTO doing to help support innovation in the Silicon Valley and beyond including through its satellite office, international collaborations and measures to enhance the quality of the patents they issue? How will the USPTO help ensure that there is a continuous supply of people in the US who are coming up with great ideas and starting businesses based upon those ideas?

Don't miss the opportunity to meet and hear from Lee on issues of critical interest to Silicon Valley and the nation's innovation communities.

To register, click here.

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