An Invitation From One of Our Sponsors:
HULSEY, P.C. invites you to register and attend two very special events occurring at a very special time for the most significant change to American patent law since 1836: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (The AIA). These events are profoundly timely, because on September 16, 2012 (the following Monday), new regulations become effective to guide the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in administering its responsibilities and serving inventors and patent applicants.
Throughout 2012, HULSEY, P.C. has collaborated with the USPTO, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas System, The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), The National Inventors Hall of Fame (Invent Now®), The Texas Emerging Technology Fund Regional Centers for Innovation & Commercialization, The Innovation & Creativity (IC2) Institute at UT Austin, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce to bring the following two events to the widest possible group of IP stakeholders in innovative sectors of business, government and academia in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma:
September 12: A New World of Patent Options — for University Researchers, Inventors, and IP Stakeholders, This joint meeting presented by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) will be held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.—Click here to register or to view the event program at the AIPLA Website.
Brett Cornwell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization, Texas A&M University System
Q. Todd Dickinson, Executive Director of American Intellectual Property Law Association
John Calvert, USPTO Acting Assistant Commissioner for Innovation Development
Dr. Steve Nichols, University of Texas at Austin; Founder, The UT and Global Idea to Product Competitions Program
Jamie Rhodes, Director, New Ventures – A&M System Office of Technology Commercialization, New Ventures
Jack McCrary, CEO, Reproductive Research Technologies; Former President, Texas A&M Research Foundation
William Hulsey, Esq., Principal, HULSEY, PC; Fellow, The IC2 Institute of the University of Texas
September 14-15: Texas Regional Inventors Conference in Austin. The USPTO will hold this first ever event, co-hosted by Invent Now® and the University of Texas at Austin in the Thompson Conference Center located on the University of Texas at Austin. This conference will provide inventors and innovators with education from intellectual property experts in their respective fields and practical advice from successful inventors. Click here to register or to view the event program at the USPTO Website.
Robert Metcalfe (Inventor of Ethernet, which enables today’s Internet, and 2007 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee)
Karen C. Parker (Director and International Trade Specialist, Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service-Austin, U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
John Calvert (Acting Associate Commissioner for Patents, USPTO Office of Innovation Development)
Elizabeth Dougherty (Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, USPTO Office of Innovation Development)
Darnell Jayne, Supervisory Patent Examiner, Technology Center 3600
Catherine Cain, Trademark Staff Attorney
We thank you for your interest and sincerely hope that you register for and attend these very special events.