IPO Education Foundation Celebration

Questions: Contact Foundation@ipo.org

Registration Information

  • Individual Ticket – $250
  • Group Rate/Unlimited Access Pass – $1,500
    • To receive the group rate, register online and IPO staff will reach out to provide a code to allow other employees from your organization to attend the virtual event at no additional cost.
  • Students – Free!

Student organization, non-profit, or professional association?
Contact Foundation@ipo.org for registration information.

IPO Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tickets and sponsorships are considered charitable contributions and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Join IPO Education Foundation for an Awards Celebration! 

This Annual Awards Celebration is attended each year by more than 500 members of the IP community. The event celebrates modern-day heroes for their accomplishments in the fields of innovation, creativity, and IP rights. This year the event will take place virtually and will include two tracks of content: one made for IP professionals and the other for students from underrepresented communities.

For questions, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Lurye, klurye@ipo.org.

IPO Education Foundation is proud to present the 2021 Honorees

Inventors of the Year
For the development of mRNA technology used in COVID vaccines.  

Executive of the Year
For commitment to the creation, promotion, and protection of IP.
IP Champion 
For extraordinary leadership in advocating for the value of IP to stimulate the progress of innovation.

Educational Sessions, Networking, and More!

IPO Members and Professionals:
The following sessions are intended for IPO members and professionals however are available to all attendees. 

  • Inventor of the Year Fireside Chat
  • IP Champion Fireside Chat
  • Executive of the Year Keynote Address
  • Patent Rights in the Pandemic
  • You Be the Judge, the Importance of Diversity to Innovation
  • For Richer or Poorer – Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and Current Topics in Fintech and IP
  • Electric Vehicles – The Key to the Future?
  • General Reception
  • VIP Reception (This reception is by invitation only.)

List of session descriptions and speakers –> Click Here.  

Students:
The following sessions are intended for high school and college students however sessions are available to all attendees. 

  • Why IP is Key to Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Collaboration – Coming Together in a Crisis
  • From Idea to Reality, the Invention Process
  • Sustainability and IP – Solving the Problems of the Future
  • Top Issues of an Aspiring Inventor and Entrepreneur

Full speaker bios are available here. 

Honorable Hildy Bowbeer, District of Minnesota

Robert Deberardine, Johnson & Johnson

Bart Eppenauer, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Louis Foreman, Enventys Partners

Yen Florczak, 3M Innovative Properties Co.

Darryl Frickey, Dow Chemical Co.

Brian Frye, University of Kentucky College of Law

Isabella Fu, Microsoft Corp.

Rob Glance, Wells Fargo

Henry Hadad, Bristol Myers Squibb Co.

Joshua Hartman, Merchant & Gould

Cindy Huang, Gemini Trust Company

David Joyal, Coty Inc.

Dave Kappos, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Honorable Tanya Kennedy, Appellate Division, First Department

Bill Krovatin, Merck & Co. Inc.

Anjanette Lecher, Corning Inc.

Steve Lundberg, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Danielle Merfeld, General Electric

Honorable Kathleen O'Malley, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Danya Sherman, KnoNap LLC

Phyllis Turner-Brim, HP Inc.

Jon Wood, Harding University

Linda Zhang, Ford

 

 

 

Premiere Sponsors: 


Award Sponsors:

Executive of the Year Award

Inventor of the Year Award

IP Champion Award

 


Session Sponsors: 


Sponsorship Opportunities 

For more information or to view the Sponsorship Kit, contact Kristen Lurye.

Support IP Education by Making a Donation 

Please consider making a gift to IPO Education Foundation. IPO Education Foundation is creating new programs to address the challenges unique to those communities and provide them with information and access to resources that will enable them to innovate and acquire IP to protect their ideas, thereby creating economic prosperity.

  • With your support we can continue to deliver high quality and effective programming,
  • Create new programs to expand our impact to underserved, diverse communities, and
  • Roach a broader audience about the importance of IP.

Check back for updates about new programs to be rolled out in 2022.

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For Questions

Contact Fundraising and Program Manager
Kristen Lurye, klurye@ipo.org or 202-507-4502

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