Speakers from IBM, Moderna, MIT, Smithsonian Center, MassBio and Forbes for 2023 IP Awareness Summit

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding has announced that it has thus far confirmed 20 speakers speakers from leading businesses, universities and organizations, as well as successful creators and entrepreneurs, for the 6th IP Awareness Summit.

IPAS 2023 is being held in Boston for the first time. Early-bird discounts are now available. Speakers and panelists are from organizations that include:

MassBio, MIT, IBM, Kellogg School of Management, Moderna TX, the Black Inventors Hall of Fame, Mass General Brigham, Center for Research Innovation at Northeastern University, Cornell University Entrepreneur of the Year, Forbes’ innovation and women columnist,

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (former Director and Undersecretary of Commerce), Ericsson, USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), National Public Radio, Smithsonian Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation History, Lemelson MIT Program, IP Watchdog, and the Global Innovation Policy Center in Washington.

Leading Event

The IP Awareness Summit® (IPAS 2023) is the leading event for examining the meaning of IP understanding and its impact on innovation, value and society. IPAS 2023 is being held by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation on May 2nd.

Sample topics include:

  • USIPA Survey: What 1,000 Americans believe about IP
  • Educating current and future leaders about IP – What they need to
  • Entrepreneurship and Diversity – IP’s role in nurturing success
  • The Innovation Race: U.S. global leadership, China and beyond
  • Patent and copyright licensing: new challenges; innovative strategies

The IP Awareness Summit® is the only gathering that examines the impact of IP awareness on innovation, value and society – and the strategies for improving it. Those participating and attending include IP owners, creators, educators, lawyers, researchers and investors. Lawmakers also will be involved. For speaker, agenda and hotel information, visit www.ipawarenesssummit.com.

“This year’s Summit is focused on creators and entrepreneurs as innovators,” said Tiffany Norwood, inventor, former investment banker and Cornell University Entrepreneur of the Year in 2022, who is also a member CIPU’s board of directors. “Innovative approaches to IP education are helping to fuel this momentum. “

IPAS 2023 will provide those who attend an excellent opportunity for discussion and networking. This year’s theme is “Bridges, Not Barricades” – IP rights as enablers. Examples of past programs, supporters and partners can be found at the event website, ipawarenesssummit.com.

Register now for an early-bird discount

Do not miss out on this unique event. In-person and virtual attendees have included participants from the U.S., Europe and Asia. Past co-hosts have included UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Kellogg School of Management and Columbia University.

Networking Reception

Attendees will be provided a light gourmet lunch and there will be a drinks and hors d’oeuvres reception following the final panel, and networking breaks that provide an opportunity to meet the speakers and other participants. In-person registration is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Register here before March 6 for the early bird discount – use code GENEARLY23 (General Admission) or EDEARLY23 (for Educator, Government or Non-Profit).

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent nonprofit established in 2016 that raises awareness about the impact of IP on people, business and society. CIPU provides outreach to improve IP literacy and promote sharing. It holds events, such as the annual IP Awareness Summit®, curates IPBasics.org, an information portal, and produces ‘Understanding IP Matters,’ a podcast series, now in its second season. UIPM enables successful creators and entrepreneurs to share their IP story. For more information, visit understandingip.org.

Center for Research Innovation pairs solution-oriented research with real-world needs for the enrichment of society through the protection, acceleration, and commercialization of Northeastern innovation. CRI enables Northeastern innovators to transform their boldest ideas into tangible solutions through licenses, spinouts and collaborations. For more information, visit https://www.northeastern.edu/cri/about/.

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