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World IP Day Briefing and Reception

  • Rayburn HOB Foyer (map)

On April 29, 2019 we will celebrate World IP Day focused on this year’s theme "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports"

Where: Rayburn House Office Building - Rayburn Foyer
When: 4:00 – 6:30 PM

4:00 PM - Welcome and introduction of USPTO Deputy Director Peter – Shira Perlmutter

4:05 PM - Opening RemarksLaura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO

4:15 PM - Keynote PresentationDr. Phil Wagner, Founder and CEO of Sparta Science

Watch the recent Today Show segment on Sparta Science's force plate technology, which helps predict injury risks for athletes.

5:00 PM - Special Remarks, John Sandage, Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization

Additional speakers will include members of Congress.

5:30 PM - Closing remarks and announcement of reception and exhibition – Lisa Jorgenson, Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Association

Join us in celebrating the power of sports to engage and inspire, to innovate and unite us all in pushing the boundaries of human achievement. Many thanks to our event sponsor, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Chairman, House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Reception -- sponsored by WIPO, AIPLA, INTA, US Chamber GIPC, ABA-IPL, and IPO

The event is coordinated by the USPTO, and many thanks to the sponsors and supporting organizations:

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    US Chamber of Commerce Global IP Center (GIPC)
    International Trademark Association (INTA)
    The American Bar Association's Section on Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), and the 
    Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

This event is free and meets the requirements of a widely attended event under Congressional Ethics Rules.