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2010 WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and US Trade Representative Ronald Kirk to Speak at World Intellectual Property Day on April 26

4/22/2010

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), through its Public Education Committee, is honored to co-sponsor, along with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the 2010 World Intellectual Property Day, Protecting Tomorrow: IP and Green Technology, on Monday, April 26th from 2:30 to 5:30 pm in the Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), US Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos will all make remarks at the event.  A panel discussion featuring Under Secretary Kappos, WIPO Deputy Director General James Pooley and AIPLA Executive Director Q. Todd Dickinson will follow.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez and will include an open discussion period.  A reception will follow the formal program.

The 2010 World IP Day will focus on green technology and feature, Green Technology in Action!, a display of some of the latest advances in green technology by 3M Company, Becton Dickinson & Company, and Hewlett-Packard Company.

About World IP Day
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been sponsoring World IP Day on April 26th each year since 2004.The aims of World IP Day are: to raise awareness of how patents, copyrights, trademarks and designs impact on daily life; to increase understanding of how protecting IP rights helps promote creativity and innovation; to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe; to encourage respect for the IP rights of others.