July 20, 2007

The USPTO recently announced on its website (link below) that it will be hosting three intellectual property seminars on piracy next month. These seminars, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will occur in Seattle, WA, Burlington, VT, and Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA, and will feature speakers from the two host organizations, local industry, and local, state, and federal government officials. The Seattle seminar (hosted on August 10th) will feature Attorney General Rob McKenna, representatives from Microsoft Corporation and Flex-a-lite Consolidated. The Burlington seminar (hosted on August 17th) will feature Senator Patrick Leahy. The Los Angeles/Long Beach seminar (hosted on August 21st) is only one of four different counterfeiting and piracy seminars hosted that week, with additional seminars hosted in the area on August 20th, 22nd, and 23rd. All seminars will also feature at least one representative from each of the USPTO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Links to registration websites for each seminar are provided below.

USPTO Announcement: LINK
Seattle Seminar Website: LINK
Burlington Seminar Website: LINK
Los Angeles/Long Beach Seminar Website: LINK


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