351 - Are YOU a Budding Inventor? Ever Thought of Getting a Patent?

Neveen Abel-Jalil, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Candice Elliott, CEO & Founder, Nouvoyance
Doreen Galli, Ph.D., WITI
Rashmi Rao, Global Head, Advanced Engineering, CoC User Experience, Harman, and 2018 WITI Hall of Fame Honoree
Soody Tronson, Founding Manager, STLGip
June 13, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  •  Donner

There is no greater symbol of going somewhere no one else has gone than being awarded a patent. Yet only 15-18% of US Named Patent Inventors are women. And at the rate we're going, women won't hold as many patents as men till the year 2092. Let's change this.

This panel of patent-holders will answer questions such as: What IS a patent? Why do they matter? What's the business advantage of a patent vs. a trade secret? When is the right timing in a project to file patents? Panelists will lift the veil off the process of identifying what ideas qualify - and show how you go about becoming an inventor with an awarded patent.