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Patents for Humanity

August 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

“As part of the Obama administration’s initiative to encourage game-changing innovations to solve long-standing development challenges throughout the world, the USPTO launched the Patents for Humanity program in 2012–2013. In its inaugural year, the USPTO recognized sixteen companies, institutions and individuals for their patents in the diverse areas of Medical, Food & Nutrition, Clean Technology and Information Technology.

For 2014, the Patents for Humanity program has been renewed. Entrepreneurs, innovators and companies who deploy patented technologies to address global challenges will be selected in five categories that reflect the President’s development agenda: medicine, nutrition, sanitation, household energy and living standards.”

Program Schedule
11:30 am Registration and networking
Noon Presentations & lunch
• Brief overview of program
• Presentations by last year’s award winners
1:20 pm Panel discussion
2:00 pm Additional networking
Lunch will be provided; an RSVP is required.
St. Clare Room
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Parking is available for $5 in a nearby parking structure. Your RSVP confirmation e-mail will include directions and parking information.
This program will also be available via webcast.
Registration is required for the live program AND webcast. Register online here. Kindly respond by August 11. Questions? Contact David Kaufman at 415-984-8241 ordkaufman@nixonpeabody.com.

Michelle Lee (via video)
Deputy Director

Edward Elliott
Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy & International Affairs

Steve Katsaros

Glenn H. Sullivan
Managing Partner
Intermark Partners Strategic Management

Carol Mimura
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)
University of California, Berkeley

Bob Jacobs
Vice President, Chemistry
Anacor Pharmaceuticals

Gregg Alton (Invited)
Executive Vice President, Corporate and Medical Affairs
Gilead Sciences

Kara Palamountain
Research Assistant Professor; Executive Director, Global Health Initiative (GHI)
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Alden Zecha
CFO & Strategist
Sproxil, Inc.


August 14, 2014
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Nixon Peabody, the Frugal Innovation Lab, and the High Tech Law Institute


St. Clare Room
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, CA 95053 United States
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