USPTO 2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

March 21, 2021

USPTO 2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

Don’t miss the US Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO's) free online 2021 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium (WES). Discover the resources and services available to assist and support women inventors and entrepreneurs. Slots are limited, so register early for this special event.

At the WES you’ll have the chance to:
* Learn about navigating today’s changing marketplace
* Hear about ongoing efforts to bring women into the innovation ecosystem
* Hear from senior USPTO officials and other IP experts

Program agenda

(All times ET; program subject to change)

1 – 1:05 p.m.: Welcome and overview

1:05 – 2 p.m.: Always dancing: Entrepreneurship and the art of the pivot
Moderator: Elizabeth L. Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director, USPTO
* Jennifer Camacho, Founder and Principle Member, Taitle LLC and Member, Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), USPTO
* Kimberly Meckwood, Owner and Inventor, Click & Carry, Inc.
* Molly Kocialski, Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, USPTO

2:05 – 3 p.m.: Creating a pathway to innovation
Moderator: Valencia Martin Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
* Holly Fechner, Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP
* Suzanne Harrison, Founder of The Gathering
* Dara Kendall, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Global Fabric & Home Care at The Procter & Gamble Company

3 – 3:05 p.m.: Wrap-up