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Feb. 27, 2015

Inventing America Conference at Newseum to Focus on Pivotal Role of U.S. Patent System


Inventing America Conference at Newseum to Focus on Pivotal Role of U.S. Patent System

WHAT: As discussions around patent legislation continue in Congress, the Inventing America Conference will highlight the critical role that the U.S. patent system has in American invention and economic growth. The conference will include panel discussions on key intellectual property and patent issues with industry leaders, prominent inventors, and policy influencers.

WHO: The conference will feature a distinguished program of experts, including:

    • U.S. Senator Christopher Coons (Delaware)
    • Carly Fiorina, Chairman, American Conservative Union Foundation, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
    • Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills
    • James Greenwood, President, Biotechnology Industry Organization, and former Member of Congress
    • Jon Kyl, Covington & Burling LLP, and former U.S. Senator
    • Heather Wilson, President, South Dakota School of Mines, and former Member of Congress
    • Jeff Pott, General Counsel, AstraZeneca
    • Bryan Pate, Co-Founder of ElliptiGO
    • Gene Quinn, U.S. Patent Attorney, and Founder of
    • Michael Waring, Executive Director of Federal Relations for the University of Michigan

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: The Newseum
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001

HOW: Media wishing to attend can register online here.

Inventing America is being hosted by a coalition of innovators, including manufacturing, technology, and life sciences companies, start-ups and small businesses, universities and non-profit foundations. More information on the conference and scheduled speakers can be found at:


Contact: Kat Maramba,, 202-827-9678