The 15th Annual Independent Inventors Conference, co-sponsored by the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO), and Invent Now® will be held in Alexandria, VA at the US Patent and Trademark Office campus on November 4 – 5, 2010.
A pre-conference workshop (November 3, 2010 from 5pm – 7pm) is included with your registration for anyone interested in learning patent basics and how they protect inventions. This workshop is for beginners and is a good foundation for the conference.
Presenters will include:
- Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, David Kappos,
- Commissioner for Patents, Robert L. Stoll,
- National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductee, Art Fry, co-inventor of Post-It® Notes, and
- George A. Peters, Jr. inventor of The Mitt®.
Registration is now open for this 2-day event. The fee is $120 per person for both days. The registration fee includes all sessions and presentations, morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch for both days and a networking reception Thursday evening. The networking reception is sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).