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Bringing Ohio IP Ecosystem Partners Together

Join representatives from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), NASA Glenn Research Center, and The Ohio Aerospace Institute for a seminar on taking your idea from concept to copyright. In an era where technology, innovation, and intellectual property (IP) are pivotal to economic development and competitive advantage, we have designed an event to bridge these critical areas with the strategic goals of businesses. This event aims to educate participants on intellectual property, technology transfer, and the economic development opportunities awaiting innovative businesses.

April 16th, 2024

9:00am - 5:00pm

This event is offered through the generous support of our sponsors

Ohio University Dublin Integrated Education Center
6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016
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Thank you to our sponsors


9:00 am Registration & Networking

9:30 am Welcome Remarks - Governor’s Offi ce Representative Invited

9:40 am Why Intellectual Property Protection Matters - Speaker: James O. Wilson, Acting Regional Director, Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO

10:00 am USPTO on four types of intellectual property (IP) and steps required towards IP Protection

10:45 am Introduction to NASA Technology Transfer Expansion Program - Speaker: Renee Eveland, Ph.D., Innovative Partnership Specialist and Technology Manager

11:05 am Break

11:15 am Panel: Leveraging Technology Transfer across federal agencies, industry, and academia

12:00 pm Lunch Speaker TBD

1:00 pm Panel: Business Planning and IP, featuring perspectives from USPTO, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Ohio legal firms.

1:45 pm Break

2:00 pm Panel: Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses: Moderated by SBDC, panelists from SBA, Investors, and NASA Small Business.

2:45-5 pm Meet the Experts Networking Session. Resource Roundtable with Q&A. Meet with federal, industry, and academia representatives to further discuss needs and ask questions.