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Progress of Science and Useful Arts: Discovery, Innovation, and the Vital Role of Intellectual Property

February 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

| Free

South Carolina inventors will gather February 22, 2016 at Clemson University to interact with experts who know the key to moving innovation from idea to commercial product, the Inventor’s Project announced today.

Keynote Speaker: Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C. 3rd Congressional District, Congressional Inventions Caucus member.

The conference, titled “Progress of Science and Useful Arts:  Discovery, Innovation, and the Vital Role of Intellectual Property,” features national experts and local innovators from Edison Nation, Charleston-based DeLegge Medical, Greenville’s KIYATEC and elsewhere.  Speakers include Edison Nation CEO Louis Foreman, SCBIO Chair Rebecca DeLegge, KIYATEC CEO Matthew Gevaert, “Everyday Edisons” inventor Eric Huber and U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.

The event is open to the public, students and faculty.  Attendees will meet and learn from experienced inventors and entrepreneurs who have turned inventions into successful products and businesses.  Rep. Duncan, a member of the Congressional Inventions Caucus, will speak.

Who:  The Inventor’s Project, an educational and advisory arm of U.S. Inventor

What: “Progress of Science and Useful Arts:”  Discovery, Innovation, and the Vital Role of Intellectual Property

When: Monday, February 22, 9:30 a.m.2 p.m.

Where: BellSouth Auditorium, Madren Conference Center, 230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. 29634

Why:  To promote the discovery and commercialization of inventions, give practical advice, and highlight the role of intellectual property in innovations that grow jobs

Event sponsors are the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Clemson University Research Foundation, the Clemson Inventors Club, Edison Nation and the Clemson University Office of Governmental Affairs.  Other supporters include ClearRoadmap, SmithMooreLeatherwood and OpenWorks.

The program covers “How to Invent,” “From Patent to Commercialization,” “Technology Transfer” and “Does IP Really Matter”.  This event also features a pitch contest.

Attendance is free, but space is limited.  Register at EventBrite or e-mail jeff@usinventor.org. E-mail jeff@usinventor.org to enter the pitch contest.


Jeff Duncan

U.S. Representative, S.C. 3rd Congressional District


BellSouth Auditorium, Madren Conference Center
230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634 United States
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