From the Alliance

Mar. 10, 2016

Save the Inventor to Host SXSW Panel: “Protecting Your Inventions from Foreign Knockoffs”

WHAT:    Save the Inventor will host a SXSW Interactive 2016 panel discussion with leading innovators and experts on the U.S. patent system. The panel will focus on the importance of patents and how they can protect inventors and their ideas from intellectual property theft. Full details on the panel can be found on the SXSW website here.

WHO:    David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; former Director of USPTO
Deanna Tanner Okun, Partner, Adduci, Matriani & Schaumberg LLP; former Chair of USITC
Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and CEO, ElliptiGO
Kelly Slone, President and CEO, BioUtah

WHEN:     Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

WHERE:   Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon E

HOW:      Media interested in attending must have a SXSW Interactive, Gold or Platinum badge. Media on-site can direct questions to Lauren Fimbres Wood at or 858-337-1360.



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