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Tuesday, Sep 13
2:00pm — 3:30pm
131 attending

Discovering IP: Perspectives from private council and the USPTO

Attorneys can guide you through the process of evaluating and deciding when and whether to protect your intellectual property (IP). Ultimately, however, the USPTO will make the decision as to whether or not your application for a patent or trademark meets the statutory requirements for protection. Luckily, in Denver, we have both! Come join this panel to learn insights on how the intellectual property system is supporting startups and optimizing American innovation. On the panel will be leading IP attorneys, and the recently-selected head of the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO, who will compare notes on proper procedures, case scenarios, and best practices.

Participants to include:

· Greg Durbin, Shareholder, Polsinelli

· Jason Haislmaier, Partner, Bryan Cave

· Amanda Tessar, Partner, Perkins Coie

Moderated by:
Molly Kocialski, Regional Director of the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Director Kocialski will host the panel conversation and also highlight several initiatives and services that the USPTO is continuing to champion in order to make it easier and more cost- and time-effective for startups and inventors to leverage their intellectual property (IP).

Location TBA

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