Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Don't miss these World IP Day events

USPTO will hold two special events this month in celebration of World IP Day and this year's theme, "Reach for the Gold: IP and Sports."
On Monday April 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, join a discussion at the USPTO headquarters or via livestream with former professional football player and entrepreneur Shawn Springs and Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter.
After playing for 13 seasons in the NFL, Springs founded Windpact, which uses his patented Crash Cloud technology in football helmets to protect players from severe head injuries. The technology has applications in a variety of sports, as well as in the automotive industry and military sector.
After the discussion, meet representatives from sports companies and groups at an interactive exhibition until 2 p.m.
On Monday April 29, attend the USPTO annual celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on Capitol Hill from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer.
Keynote speaker Dr. Phil Wagner, CEO of Sparta Science, will demonstrate his company’s force plate technology, which helps predict injury risks for athletes. Other speakers will include Deputy Director of the USPTO Laura Peter, Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization John Sandage, and members of Congress.
Presentations will run from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and a reception will follow.