Patents, Trademarks and Intellectual Property Discussion and Connecting

We're continuing our Patents, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property WITI Industry Network and Skills (WINS) to service the booming segment of the tech industry. This event occurs the second Monday of every month.

In this session, we will share the vision for the WINS, as well as the objectives and initiatives for the year. But this won't be a one-sided sharing - we want this to be collaborative so we can get your feedback and ideas on the focus areas and concrete next steps to enable us to build momentum for the WIN, make sure we are hitting your interests, and help you with your own goals. So bring your collaboration mindset, and let's have a fun and productive session!

This event occurs the second Monday of every month.

***No Recruiting or soliciting allowed at any WITI WINS Event. These events are for education and relationship building only***

Featured Speaker(s)

Steve Koziol

Acting Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office

As the Acting Regional Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Silicon Valley Regional Office, Steve Koziol carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO and is responsible for leading the USPTO's West Coast regional office in Silicon Valley. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Mr. Koziol ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region's unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

Mr. Koziol has served the USPTO for over 15 years, starting as a patent examiner and working through various management roles as a supervisory patent examiner at headquarters, the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, and the Silicon Valley Regional Office.?