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Regulation College to Host Patent Bootcamp for Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs

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Patent Bootcamp 2022, a one-working day seminar made to current the basics of intellectual home law with a concentrate on patent law, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the E.J. Ball Courtroom at the U of A Faculty of Regulation. Patent Bootcamp 2022 is funded by a grant from the U of A Women’s Giving Circle and builds on the inaugural 2019 Patent Bootcamp, also funded by the Women’s Giving Circle, that centered on the broader matter of mental property legislation and conquering the obstacles entrepreneurs and inventors facial area although making an attempt to secure their innovations. Although the concentrate on audiences for Bootcamp 2022 are females and minorities in STEM, the bootcamp is open up to all entrepreneurs and innovators through Arkansas, and a virtual selection for participation is accessible.    

“We have assembled a slate of specialists who focus their lawful techniques and professions on the spot of intellectual house and patent legislation,” said Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, E.J. Ball Professor at the U of A School of Legislation and organizer of the seminar. “The faculty of Patent Bootcamp 2022 will present a software concentrated on the basic principles of the regulation and procedures surrounding this important subject matter with a target on equipping business owners, especially females and minorities, to properly navigate the U.S. patent and trademark process and proactively guard their rights and guard their improvements towards theft and exploitation.” 

Almost 20 presenters from assorted backgrounds will handle a range of topics as a result of a few panel discussions, 5 break-out sessions and a few addresses. Subjects incorporate:


  • An overview of mental assets rights 
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  • Selecting concerning patents and trade secrets
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  • How to perform patent queries
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  • How to discover an economical patent lawyer
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  • Filing a provisional patent software
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  • Patent software preparations and pre-submitting concerns
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  • How to generate a patent software
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  • Function of a patent assert
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  • Introduction to patent declare drafting
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  • Introduction to the U.S. patent technique
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  • How to commercialize a patent
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  • Likely from getting a patent to entrepreneurship
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  • The ABC’s of patent prosecution
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  • Strategic patent counseling
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  • The romantic relationship between patents, innovation and entrepreneurship
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  • Difficulties to patenting for gals and minorities
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  • Diversifying innovation and entrepreneurship in Northwest Arkansas
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Ewelukwa Ofodile, a Bootcamp 2022 presenter, joined the regulation school school in 2001. She teaches the school’s course choices in the mental residence field, and she has taught patent legislation, trademark legislation, structure legislation and copyright legislation to law learners, lawyers, diplomats and governmental officials close to the world.  Her articles on the matter have appeared in law journals and quite a few peer-reviewed publications. In addition to law degrees from Harvard College, College College London and the College of Nigeria, Ofodile holds many certificates in mental residence regulation from the Planet Mental House Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2021, Ofodile was profiled in Law360‘s “Breaking IP Barriers.”

Other gurus presenting at the bootcamp include:

Molly Kocialski, director, Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Place of work  

Mary Beth Brooks, director, U of A Tiny Company and Engineering Development Heart

Yoon Chae, partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Dallas

Lisa C. Childs, patent attorney assistant vice president for know-how commercialization, U of A Process Division of Agriculture

Kimberlynn B. Davis, spouse, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP, Atlanta

Sarah Goforth, government director, Office environment of Entrepreneurship and Innovation adjunct professor, Sam M. Walton College or university of Business

David Hinton, affiliate director, Technologies Ventures, U of A

Jane A. Kim, companion, Wright Lindsey Jennings LLP, Tiny Rock

Jade O. Laye, companion, Hayes Boone, LLP, Houston  

Meredith K. Lowry, associate, Wright Lindsey Jennings, Rogers

Heather Nachtmann, associate dean for investigation, School of Engineering

Rashauna Norment, founder, Rashauna Norment Regulation Organization, PLLC, Tiny Rock

David Pieper, founding member, Keisling & Pieper PLC

David Snow, president, U of A Technological know-how Growth Basis

Katie Thompson, director, Science Venture Studio, Fayetteville  

Justin Urso, director, McMillon Innovation Studio, U of A

Tambryn VanHeyningen, lover, Quarles & Brady LLP, Madison

Debby Winters, founder, Cascade Regulation Team

The bootcamp is worthy of up to eight hours of common continuing legal education credit history, but the method is personalized for anyone intrigued in obtaining an understanding of intellectual house law and its romance to innovation and entrepreneurship. The general public is inspired to show up at. The workshop is free and contains a complimentary lunch sponsored by the Wright Lindsey Jennings Female Run Initiative, developed to aid lady-owned companies in the condition. Sign-up these days to reserve your seat and lunch order. The most latest updates to the plan and program are available on the Patent Bootcamp 2022 web-site. 

About the Faculty of Regulation:The regulation university gives a aggressive J.D. as well as an highly developed LL.M. system, which are taught by nationally regarded college. The school offers unique alternatives for pupils to participate in pro bono do the job, externships, are living shopper clinics, competitions, and food items and agriculture initiatives. The university strives to establish, talk about, and challenge troubles of race, coloration, ethnicity, and the affect(s) they have on students, faculty, and workers associates to attain a assorted, inclusive, and equitable community. From admitting the 6 Pioneers who were the very first African American pupils to attend law college in the South without the need of a court docket get to graduating governors, judges, prosecutors, and college who went on to come to be president of the United States and secretary of point out, the legislation school has a prosperous heritage and lifestyle. Follows us at @uarklaw.         

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A gives an internationally competitive education and learning in a lot more than 200 academic packages. Started in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ financial state by means of the training of new expertise and skills, entrepreneurship and position enhancement, discovery by means of analysis and resourceful exercise though also delivering training for experienced disciplines. The Carnegie Basis classifies the U of A amongst the number of U.S. schools and universities with the greatest amount of exploration exercise. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the the leading general public universities in the nation. See how the U of A is effective to establish a greater earth at Arkansas Research News.


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