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Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group  

Where
Kelly's Deli Conference Center
Next to the entrance to 7519 Standish Drive
FDA/CVM Center
Rockville, Maryland  20855

When
May 8, 2014    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“Copyrights”

To be presented by

Susan Anthony
Attorney-Advisor, Global Intellectual Property Academy
Office of Policy and International Affairs
US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:45 PM – Program 
8:45 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking

Online Registration site: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817

Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, veterans, senior citizens, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, CCACC volunteers/employees, FAPAC members, CBA members, Commissioned Corp officers, and current job-seekers. 

Location: Kelly’s Deli Conference Center, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville (Derwood, for GPS users), MD 20855

Registration Deadline: Please register by Thursday noon, May 8, 2014.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; gchang2008@yahoo.com or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 9A and exit from the FIRST right exit; turn left (east) onto Shady Grove Dr.; turn right (south) onto Rockville Pike (Route 355); turn left (east) onto East Gude Dr.; turn left (north) immediately onto Crabb’s Branch Dr.; turn left (west) immediately onto Standish Place. The first building on your right side is 7519 Standish Place; open parking). The venue is on the first floor with its entrance opposite to the left side of building main entrance. By Metro trains: Off from Red Line Shady Grove Station, and take RideOn Route 59 TOWARD ROCKVILLE and get off from “Calhoun Place” stop. Standish Place is next to the Bus stop. Our venue is within 2 min of walking distance from the stop.

Summary:  
Susan will provide an introduction to copyrights, explain how copyrights are protected in the U.S. and internationally, detail the benefits of U.S. registration, outline several of the limitations and exceptions to copyright, and discuss some of the challenges to copyright in the digital age. 

You will come away with a better idea of how to protect your copyrighted works as well as how to properly and legally use others' copyrighted works.  Come ready to challenge Susan and each other with your toughest copyright challenges!  Susan promises that no one will go home hungry (at least not for copyright information) or unhappy (at least not with Susan's level of information). 


Presenter’s Bio: 
Susan Anthony is an attorney-advisor in the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia.  

Susan handles policy matters relating to copyright, trademark, and domain name issues within the U.S. and internationally and has a broad range of experience and expertise in almost all facets of intellectual property protection and enforcement.  Within GIPA, Susan heads up the USPTO’s educational outreach initiative for US small- to medium-sized businesses (US SMEs), focused on helping small businesses and student entrepreneurs to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.  She also is a member of the USPTO China Team and the USPTO Africa Team. 

Prior to joining the USPTO, Susan worked in the corporate and private law firm sectors.  She may be reached at (571) 272-1500 or susan.anthony@uspto.gov.


 
This Biomed/Biotech SIG event is cosponsored by the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Greater Washington (www.MonteJadeDC.org) and NTU Alumni Association at DC (www.ntuaadc.org).