Intellectual Property Day

Small business owners, inventors, start-ups and entrepreneurs, did you know…?

80% of your business is intellectual property.
Protect it. 

Register now for:

Intellectual Property Day
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Wright State University
Student Union, Endeavour Room

Brought to you by the Wright State University Libraries & The Dayton Metro Library
Featuring speakers from the libraries, the US Patent & Trademark Office,
the Raj Soin College of Business Small Business Development Center
and the Wright State Research Institute

Free registration is required for planning purposes.
Register by September 3, 2016. Visit:

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Intellectual Property Day: Inventors, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
9:00 a.m.     Registration – coffee/tea/water
9:30 a.m.     Open conference, Introductions, Guest Speaker: Dr. Christal Sheppard
Director of Regional USPTO in Detroit USPTO – Importance of IP to
Small Businesses
9:45 a.m.    Dr. Sheppard Intellectual Property Basics
10:30 a.m.   Break
10:40 a.m.  Dr. Sheppard The Patent Process and Provisional Patents
11:30 a.m.   Elana Wang, Director and Meghan Sheehan, Licensing Agent, Patent
Attorneys, Research and Sponsored Programs-Technology  Transfer  Office –
Invention Disclosures
12:00 p.m.  Break for Lunch
1:00 p.m.     Trademarks Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach
2:15 p.m.     Donerik Black  – Director, WSU Small Business Development Center   Idea to
Profit: Turning an Idea into a Business
3:00 p.m.          Break    – Punch & Cookies
3:10 p.m.    Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian – Dayton Metro Library
Free Market Research at Your Local Library
3:55 p.m.     John Owens – Wright State Research Institute   Dayton Startup
Week/Hitchhikers Guide to Dayton Tech and Startups
4:25 p.m.    Closing Remarks – Patent and Trademark Resource Center