Patent News

Jan. 15, 2015

EVENT: Patents and Startups: How Intellectual Property Supports our Innovation Economy


The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) and the Inventor’s Project invite you to a Capitol Hill lunch discussion:

Patents and Startups: How Intellectual Property  Supports our Innovation Economy

Date: January 29, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203.

**Free and open to the public**

Program Description: Please join us for a discussion with inventors, entrepreneurs, and expert thought leaders about the importance of patents in building successful companies and creating jobs. Too often, discussions about patent legislation overlook the role of patents in supporting the investment in start-ups, small businesses, and creative innovation and R&D that fuels our innovation economy. This panel will explore how patents form the foundation of new businesses, harnessing the value of our country’s unparalleled inventors and entrepreneurs, and the legal and policy decisions that affect that process.


  • Louis Foreman, Founder and Chief Executive, Edison Nation – Louis is a prolific inventor, product developer, innovation enthusiast and small business entrepreneur. In 20 years, Louis has created nine successful startups and has been directly responsible for the creation of more than 20 others.
  • Valerie Gaydos, Founder, Angel Venture Forum – Valerie is an angel investor and business development expert. She has worked with startups as a founder, investor, advisor, and coach for over 20 years.
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law – Prof. Mossoff has testified before both the House and Senate on patent legislation and has spoken out on issues in the patent policy debates in various media outlets and fora, including the New York Times, Forbes, Slate, and events at the PTO, DOJ, and FTC, among others.
  • Moderator: Charles Sauer, President, Entrepreneurs for Growth and Co-Director of the Inventor’s Project – Charles is an economist and policy specialist. He also makes frequent television appearances and has recently been published by Forbes, The Hill, and the Daily Caller in addition to other mainstream news outlets.

**Please RSVP to Kristina Pietro at