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Agenda: Women Entrepreneurs: Celebrating the Past, Inventing the Future

February 28, 2012

Event Date: 
Thursday, 1 March 2012 (All day)

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MARCH 1, 2012
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Campus
Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA
 
 

 
Celebrating the History & Future of Women Innovators
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.                Arrival & Registration
                                               
9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.                Welcome
 

  • Richard Maulsby, Associate Commissioner for the Office of Innovation Development, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
  • Donna James, National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) Chairwoman

 
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               Understanding the History of Women and Intellectual Property;Presentation and Discussion of NWBC’s New Research Findings
 

  • Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents (USPTO)
  • Debbie Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks (USPTO)
  • Julia Kurnik, Director of Research and Policy (NWBC)
  • Open for Q&A

 
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.             Break & Networking
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.             Current Women Innovators
 

  • Dr. Janine Jagger, IPA Distinguished Inventor and Founder of the International Health Care Worker Safety Center at the University of Va.
  • Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter® and NWBC Council Member

 
11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.             Celebrating Women’s History Month and the Next Generation of Innovators   
 

  • Joyce Ward, USPTO Education Coordinator
  • Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Council for Women and Girls and Chief of Staff to the First Lady

 
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Special Thanks and Closing Remarks  
 
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.              Lunch on Your Own; Exhibit for Women’s History Month Open
 

 
Public Meeting of the National Women’s Business Council
 
1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Public Meeting
 

  • Facilitated by Chairwoman, Donna James
  • Guest presenter: Amy Wilkinson, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                Opportunity for Public Comments & Questions
    


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton