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Dallas Regional Entrepreneurship Conference

August 7, 2015 - August 8, 2015

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The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will be hosting the Dallas Regional Entrepreneurship Conference on August 7-8, 2015 with co-sponsors: Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, Tsai Center for Law, and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC). This event will help attendees learn how to take advantage of important federal, state, and local resources to forward their own innovation and dreams of entrepreneurship.

The conference will offer networking opportunities with experts in the intellectual property field as well as government and industry representatives, who will help attendees gain insight into all facets of the business cycle. Agenda topics include intellectual property, strategies to leverage intellectual property assets, accessing financial resources, and driving business growth by leveraging business relationships.

The Dallas Regional Entrepreneurship Conference is an opportunity to see what the new USPTO Dallas Regional Office will have to offer and to meet some of the USPTO’s most senior staff members with decades of experience assisting independent inventors and entrepreneurs.

The conference will be held:

Friday, August 7, 2015:

Program: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking Reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 8, 2015:

Program 8:30 – 4:15 pm

One-on-one’s with experts: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm


Space is limited and registration is on-going, for more information please visit our web site at http://www.uspto.gov/patent/dallas-regional-entrepreneurship-conference-day-1.

If you have additional questions about the event please contact the USPTO’s Office of Innovation Development at 571-272-8877 or email dallasentrepreneurshipconf@uspto.gov. Hope to see you there!


Russell Slifer

CEO of Black Hills IP; Principal at Schwegman, Lundberg & Woesner; Former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director United States Patent and Trademark Office

Wynn W. Coggins

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, USPTO

Elizabeth Lea Dougherty

Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition Office of Innovation Development, USPTO

Anthony (Tony) Knight

Associate Commissioner for Innovation Development (Acting), USPTO

Craig Morris

Trademark Attorney for Educational Outreach, USPTO

Kathy Berry

Dallas Public Library

Trey Bowles

Co-Founder & CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

Simon Mak Ph.D

Professor, SMU Cox School of Business

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Founder and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020


August 7, 2015
August 8, 2015
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