Culture. Thanks to the digital landscape its impact is further reaching than ever. That’s why it’s very important for there to be a flexible (and easily understood) intellectual property system in place to help foster the projects of creative industries and individuals.
Join the Technology & IP community in celebrating World IP Day! This years theme is Digital Creativity: Culture reimagined. We’ll be hosting an evening with a group of creative individuals making digital waves in the Portland community and beyond. We will be highlighting a variety of creative fields including film, video games, mobile, sportswear, product design and more!
Our presenters will answer such questions as:
- What’s the impact of the digital environment on creators?
- What are some of the biggest challenges/successes they’ve experienced regarding copyright and trademark law?
- How do IP Laws affect the creative process?
As the Regional Director of the West Coast United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for establishing and leading the USPTO's west coast regional office located in Silicon Valley. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Mr. Cabeca ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region's unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.A veteran of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for over 26 years, Mr. Cabeca previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. In this role, he worked closely across the Agency's leadership to implement the policies and priorities for the USPTO. He began his career at the USPTO as a patent examiner after graduating from Widener University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Cabeca became a Supervisory Patent Examiner in 1997 and joined the Senior Executive Service in 2008 serving as a Patent Technology Center Director over the semiconductor and electrical systems technologies.
|Rosemary Colliver, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Business Affairs, LAIKA, LLC|
|TJ Crane, Associate, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt|