"Intellectual Property: How Well Does the System Protect the Individual Innovator?"

Bruce A. Lehman
Founder, International Intellectual Property Institute and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks

David Morfesi
Attorney-Advisor, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Gregory R. Lyons
Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP

Alex J. Severinsky
Founder and CEO, Fuelcor, LLC, and Chairman Emeritus, PAICE, LLC

The symposium will explore the state of intellectual property rights and protections in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on technology products and services. Using case examples--including the PAICE hybrid automotive power train--the speakers will explain and explore the strengths and weaknesses of patents, strategies for entrepreneurs, resources available, and possible future trends.

Thursday, October 30, 2008
5-6 p.m.
Following the Innovation Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony

Kim Engineering Building Lecture Hall
University of Maryland, College Park