Patent News

Jun. 2, 2016

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

WHAT:   Hosted by a coalition of innovators, the Inventing America 2016 conference will feature a welcome address by U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and will include panel discussions on the “decade in review” in patent policy, women inventors and entrepreneurship, and other key intellectual property and patent issues with industry leaders, prominent inventors and policy influencers. Full details on the conference can be found at


Derrick Brent, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Masimo Corporation
Barney Cassidy, General Counsel, Juno Technologies
Bobby Franklin, President and CEO, National Venture Capital Association
Barbara Gault, Vice President and Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Charles Giancarlo, Entrepreneur, Investor; Former Sr. Technology Executive at Cisco Systems, Avaya, and Silver Lake Partners
Jennifer Gottwald, Licensing Manager, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Honorable Mazie Hirono, U.S. Senator (D-HI)
Mark Leahey, President and CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers Association
Tim Loomis, Vice President and Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property, Qualcomm
Honorable Paul Michel, Former Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
Jane Muir, Director, Florida Innovation Hub at University of Florida; Director, UF Tech Connect
Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel, Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Ami Patel Shah, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
Robert Taylor, Founder, RPT Legal Strategies PC
David Winwood, President, Association of University Technology Managers

WHEN:   Friday, June 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET

WHERE: Offices of Covington & Burlington LLP, 850 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20268

HOW:     Media interested in attending should contact Kris Fetterman at (202) 827-9672 or


Contact: Kris Fetterman, (202) 827-9672,