The 13th annual World IP Day is a collaboration between the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Its purpose is to promote and secure creative ideas, including music, art, trademarks, writings and inventions. Today, 185 member states have joined the WIPO to develop international standards for the protection of innovative ideas.
The Detroit World IP Day Celebration will be held April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TechShop Detroit, 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is appreciated to WorldIPDay@raderfishman.com.
The theme of the April 26 event is Creativity – the Next Generation. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with the Allen Park High School Jazz Band. Following will be a brief video on intellectual property, speakers and a panel discussion where the public is welcome to ask questions. From noon to 1 p.m., there will be an exhibition featuring creative companies and organizations from the Detroit area. Food and beverages will be served.
Speakers will include:
Will Brick – Manager of the TechShop Detroit, a Garden of Eden for tool-geeks everywhere.
Vincent Carducci – Dean of Undergraduate Studies at College for Creative Studies, Detroit.
Matthew Clayson – Director, Detroit Creative Corrido rCenter.
Bill Coughlin – President/CEO, Ford Global Technologies LLC (FGTL).
Robin Evans – Regional Manager of The Elijah J. McCoy USPTO Satellite Office in Detroit.
Anthony Reale – local inventor, designer and entrepreneur.
Alyssa Reiter – A sixth-grader at DetroitCountryDay School and inventor of Hamster Bowling (patent pending).
Michael Stewart – Registered Patent Attorney and founding member of the law firm Rader Fishman and Grauer.
In addition to Detroit, events will be held in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, Charlotte, New York, Denver, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.