What You Need To Know About Patents

Thursday, February 7, 2013

3:00-5:00 Program
5:00-6:00 Cocktails & networking

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78712

Complimentary • By invitation only

[ What you need to know about patents ]


EXPERT PANELISTS—INCLUDING Bruce Kisliuk, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration, and Kevin Meek, IP attorney for Baker Botts—provided an overview of patent protection in the United States, with an emphasis on issues directly relevant to UT researchers: patenting strategies, patent law basics, and real-world examples of how to patent university research successfully. Dan Sharp, OTC Director, moderated. Cocktail hour and networking followed the presentations.

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[ Bruce Kisliuk, USPTO ] Bruce Kisliuk
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
[ Kevin Meek, Baker Botts ] Kevin Meek
IP Attorney
Baker Botts
[ Dan Sharp, OTC ] Dan Sharp
Associate VP for Research and Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin



3:00-5:00pm Presentations
5:00-6:00pm Cocktail reception and networking



AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

[ Photo: ATT Executive Education and Conference Center ]

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center brings to life the university’s mission to drive economic and social progress in Texas, the nation and the world. Opportunities abound to interface with the university’s resources and experts to inspire intellectual growth. Likewise, conducting business with the university, the legislature, state agencies, and corporations in downtown Austin has never been more convenient.

As the official communications partner of the center, AT&T has deployed the latest technology to enrich the communications and learning experience for both conferees and guests. Wireless access everywhere—from meeting spaces to lobbies to guest rooms—keeps the focus on learning.

The center’s rich technological features provide meeting planners with a diversity of options in delivering quality educational events. A flexible 40,000 square feet of meeting space offers 37 rooms ranging from a multimedia amphitheatre and divisible ballroom to tiered and traditional classrooms with superior connectivity, plus breakout rooms to support small group work.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX

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