From the Alliance

Oct. 3, 2017

Innovation Alliance Event: IA Joins Prominent Oklahoma Universities, Organizations to Discuss the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017


CONTACT: Jessica Sullivan

UCO to Host OSU, OU, Dunlap Codding, OMRF and the Innovation Alliance to Discuss the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017

Statewide universities, well-known intellectual property firm, Dunlap Codding and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation along with the Innovation Alliance, form a panel with Ted Streuli of THE JOURNAL RECORD as moderator to answer questions about the federal bill and innovation in Oklahoma.

In light of a new legislative effort, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017, a panel discussion will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 10 AM.

The event responds to problems with changes to the patent system which hamper innovation and ingenuity. Currently, the US is ranked 10th for patents in the world. Our panelists will address this issue and talk about how the new bill sponsored by Senators Coons and Cotton could help fix this problem.

WHO: The University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma
Dunlap Codding
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
The Journal Record

WHERE: 100 N University Dr. Edmond, OK 73034, Ballroom C, Nigh University Center, Room 329C

WHAT: Panel Discussion on Changes to the Patent System

WHEN: Thursday, October 5th from 10-11:30 a.m.



The Innovation Alliance represents innovators, patent owners and stakeholders from a diverse range of industries that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes. Innovation Alliance members can be found in large and small communities across the country, helping to fuel the innovation pipeline and drive the 21st century economy. Learn more at

Contact: Kat Maramba, 202-412-9144,