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Jul. 7, 2017

Inventing America Conference to Focus on Economic Benefits of a Stronger U.S. Patent System

Hosted by a coalition of innovators, the Inventing American 2017 conference will explore how a stronger patent system can contribute to a better economic future for the United States.  The conference will feature a discussion with Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Inventions Caucus, exploring what’s next on the legislative front for patents and inventors.  It will also include panel discussions on the role of patents in creating 21st Century jobs and how we can unlock economic opportunity by promoting diversity in patenting.  Full details on the conference can be found at
Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), Co-Chair, Congressional Inventions Caucus
Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Co-Chair, Congressional Inventions Caucus 
Alex Bell, Innovation Researcher, Harvard University 
Dr. Lisa Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University
Dr. Barbara Gault, Vice President and Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
David Kappos, Former Director, USPTO
Kevin Rhodes, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M
Stephen Susalka, Executive Director, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Plus other experts from government, industry, universities and startup sectors.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)
Offices of Covington & Burlington LLP
850 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Media interested in attending should contact Kat Maramba at (202) 827-9678 or