IIPSJ USPTO IP Empowerment Summit 2011
IP Empowerment Summit Agenda
On December 1, 2011, the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ) will co-present with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the Second National IP Empowerment Summit. The IIPSJ/USPTO IP Empowerment Summit will serve the general public and intellectual property professional and activist community in educating and empowering minority and marginalized artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and other IP stakeholders in underserved communities. The Summit will provide practical information and presentations for creators and inventors regarding the development, protection, and exploitation of their own innovative and creative works as well as works and inventions in the public domain.
(download a pdf version of the agenda)
December 1, 2011 at USPTO
Register by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , including your name and contact information in the body of the email, and including "IIPSJ-USPTO Summit Registration" in the subject line, please.
Directions to USPTO for IP Summit
The IP Summit will be held in the Global Intellectual Property Academy(GIPA) at the USPTO in the Singapore/Venice room. GIPA is located on the 2nd Floor of the Madison Building which is located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314. GIPA is on the 2nd Floor above the Public Search Library. Summit Attendees must enter through the Public Search Library which is located on the main floor of the Madison Building. If you are entering the building from the Dulany Street side, the Public Search Library will be on your left directly across from the Museum.
The lunch will take place in the Internet Café which is located in GIPA.
The reception will take place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum which is located on the 1st Floor of the Madison Building across from the Public Search Library.
Morning Program
9:00 - 9:10: Welcome Remarks/Introduction
Richard Maulsby,, Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development and Acting Chief Communications Officer, USPTO
9:10 - 9:40: Opening Keynote Address
Teresa Stanek Rea,  Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
9:40 - 10:30: IP Education Resources: The Way Forward
Joyce Ward, USPTO Education Coordinator
Elizabeth Dougherty, Acting Deputy Director in the Office of Patent Legal Administration, USPTO
Karla Perkins, Senior Staff Attorney Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training
Tom A. Turner, Librarian, Patent & Trademark Resource Centers Program, USPTO
10:30 - 11:15: IP Pro Bono Programs and Myth Busters: Bridging the IP Resource and Legal Assistance Gap
John Calvert, Senior Advisor, Office of Innovation Development, USPTO (Moderator and Lead Panelist)
Jim Patterson, Managing Partner of Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A
William Covey, Deputy General Counsel of Office of Enrollment and Discipline and Director of OED
11:15 - 12:15: Innovation and Commercialization
Paul Corson, Acting Director, the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), U.S. Economic Development Administration
Brett Feeney, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIE)
Quentin Palfrey, Senior Advisor to the CTO for Jobs & Competitiveness, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Jason McCall, President at J. McCall & Associates, LLC, Board Member at Unity Network & Counseling Center, Former Special Assistant to the National Director of Minority Business Development Agency (USDOC)
Karina L. Edmonds, Technology Transfer Coordinator, U.S. Department of Energy
12:15 - 1:15: Luncheon Keynote Address
Lateef Mtima, Professor, Howard University School of Law and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice
Katherine Oyama, Policy Counsel, Google Inc.
Afternoon Program
1:15 - 2:15: Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in a Competitive Global Environment
Part I:  What is the Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPEC) Office & What Is its Role
Michael Lewis, Director, Intellectual Property Advisor at the Executive Office of the President
Part II:  A Broader Discussion on the Importance of IP Protection in Foreign Markets
Scott Baldwin, Attorney, Office of Policy and External Affairs, USPTO
James Housel, Director for the Global Intellectual Property Academy, Office of Policy and External Affairs
2:15 - 3:15: Trademarks and Copyrights: Preserving Minority Culture in an Economic Downturn
James Grooms, General Counsel of Jazz at the Lincoln Center
Cheryl Black, Esquire, Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC
3:15 - 4:00: Sound Recordings: Copyright Transfer and Termination Considerations
Lita Rosario, President and CEO WYZ GIRL Entertainment Consulting, LLC
4:00 - 4:05: Closing Remarks/Introduction of Director Kappos
Bryant Young, Partner, Young and Associates, LLP, and Practicing Scholar in Residence, Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice
4:05 - 4:30: Closing Keynote Address
David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
4:30 - 6:00: Summit Reception
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IIPSJ USPTO IP Empowerment Summit 2011

IP Empowerment Summit Agenda

On December 1, 2011, the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice (IIPSJ) co-presented with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the Second National IP Empowerment Summit. The annual IIPSJ/USPTO IP Empowerment Summit serves the general public and intellectual property professional and activist community in educating and empowering minority and marginalized artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and other IP stakeholders in underserved communities. The Summit provides practical information and presentations for creators and inventors regarding the development, protection, and exploitation of their own innovative and creative works as well as works and inventions in the public domain.
(download a pdf version of the agenda)

December 1, 2011 at USPTO

Register by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , including your name and contact information in the body of the email, and including "IIPSJ-USPTO Summit Registration" in the subject line, please.

Directions to USPTO for IP Summit

The IP Summit will be held in the Global Intellectual Property Academy(GIPA) at the USPTO in the Singapore/Venice room. GIPA is located on the 2nd Floor of the Madison Building which is located at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA 22314. GIPA is on the 2nd Floor above the Public Search Library. Summit Attendees must enter through the Public Search Library which is located on the main floor of the Madison Building. If you are entering the building from the Dulany Street side, the Public Search Library will be on your left directly across from the Museum.

The lunch will take place in the Internet Café which is located in GIPA.

The reception will take place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum which is located on the 1st Floor of the Madison Building across from the Public Search Library.

Morning Program

9:00 - 9:10: Welcome Remarks/Introduction

Richard Maulsby, Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development and Acting Chief Communications Officer, USPTO

9:10 - 9:40: Opening Keynote Address

Teresa Stanek Rea,  Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

9:40 - 10:30: IP Education Resources: The Way Forward

Joyce Ward, USPTO Education Coordinator
Elizabeth Dougherty, Acting Deputy Director in the Office of Patent Legal Administration, USPTO 
Karla Perkins, Senior Staff Attorney Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training
Tom A. Turner, Librarian, Patent & Trademark Resource Centers Program, USPTO

10:30 - 11:15: IP Pro Bono Programs and Myth Busters: Bridging the IP Resource and Legal Assistance Gap

John Calvert, Senior Advisor, Office of Innovation Development, USPTO (Moderator and Lead Panelist)
Jim Patterson, Managing Partner of Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
William Covey, Deputy General Counsel of Office of Enrollment and Discipline and Director of OED

11:15 - 12:15: Innovation and Commercialization

Paul Corson, Acting Director, the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), U.S. Economic Development Administration
Brett Feeney, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIE)Quentin Palfrey, Senior Advisor to the CTO for Jobs & Competitiveness, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy 
Jason McCall, President at J. McCall & Associates, LLC, Board Member at Unity Network & Counseling Center, Former Special Assistant to the National Director of Minority Business Development Agency (USDOC) 
Karina L. Edmonds, Technology Transfer Coordinator, U.S. Department of Energy

12:15 - 1:15: Luncheon Keynote Address

Lateef Mtima, Professor, Howard University School of Law; and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice
Katherine Oyama, Policy Counsel, Google Inc.

Afternoon Program

1:15 - 2:15: Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in a Competitive Global Environment

Part I:  What is the Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPEC) Office & What Is its Role

Michael Lewis, Director, Intellectual Property Advisor at the Executive Office of the President

Part II:  A Broader Discussion on the Importance of IP Protection in Foreign Markets

Scott Baldwin, Attorney, Office of Policy and External Affairs, USPTO
James Housel, Director for the Global Intellectual Property Academy, Office of Policy and External Affairs

2:15 - 3:15: Trademarks and Copyrights: Preserving Minority Culture in an Economic Downturn

James Grooms, General Counsel of Jazz at the Lincoln Center
Cheryl Black, Esquire, Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC

3:15 - 4:00: Sound Recordings: Copyright Transfer and Termination Considerations

Lita Rosario, President and CEO WYZ GIRL Entertainment Consulting, LLC

4:00 - 4:05: Closing Remarks/Introduction of Director Kappos

Bryant Young, Partner, Young and Associates, LLP, and Practicing Scholar in Residence, Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice

4:05 - 4:30: Closing Keynote Address

David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

4:30 - 6:00: Summit Reception

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