The Patent Bootcamp for Women and Minorities in STEM — a one-day primer on the basics of patent law and the patent application process — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the E.J. Ball Courtroom at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
"We are bringing in experts from across the country to discuss the patenting gaps in the United States, address the challenges to protecting innovation, and provide training on the steps and strategies to successfully protect one's invention," said Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile, E.J. Ball Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas. "The 2019 Bootcamp faculty will provide training about the U.S. patent system and the patenting process and consider efforts to overcome the gender and race gap in the patent system."
The event is intended to shed light on the acute "innovation gap" and patenting gap in Arkansas, equip women and minorities in STEM with basic knowledge of U.S. patent law, guide participants through the patent application process, encourage participants to proactively protect their rights and empower participants with tools that they need to guard their innovation against theft and exploitation. For additional information and registration click here.