World IP Day 2016

Got IP? Intellectual Property & Innovation

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 3PM

Admission is free, registration is requested

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A panel of intellectual property experts will discuss the many facets of IP that engineers and scientists encounter in different work settings. The panel will outline the importance of intellectual property protection for entities producing technology and the challenges and opportunities that IP provides to scientists working in startups, big companies, and academia and provide providing guidance on how to prepare for these challenge and opportunities.

Where:  Caltech Hameetman Auditorium in the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics

When: Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2016 (program from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; reception following)


3:00-3:10 pm: Welcome and introductions

3:10-3:30 pm: USPTO introduction - John Cabeca Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office

3:30-4:30 pm: Panel

-Wayne Sobon, IP Attorney and former AIPLA President

-Kevin De Bre, Partner Stubbs Alderton and Markiles LLP

-Tim Loomis, Vice President and Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Policy, Qualcomm

-Case Cortese, Caltech Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship

4:30-5:30 pm: Networking reception

This event is brought to you by Caltech as part of World IP Day, which was created by the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO) to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity, World IP Day events across the United States are supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Here are video messages from the USPTO for the 2016 World IP Day: The Legend of World IP Day and IP is Everywhere: Video Games