Understanding the Role of Intellectual Property in the Academic Research Environment

Join TVC in welcoming Molly KocialskiDirector of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office, as she presents on the topic of the importance of “Understanding the Role of Intellectual Property in the Academic Research Environment”.

The discussion will include:

  • The relationship between intellectual property and the economy, how patents translate to real-world products
  • Why IP matters to universities and how faculty can create value in the patenting process
  • How patents integrate into broader commercialization strategies and the innovation landscape

As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

A recognized leader in the Rocky Mountain Region, Ms. Kocialski currently serves on the Colorado Federal Executive Board’s Executive Committee, as the President of the Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court, and as a member of the Planning Committee for the annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute.

This event will be held Thursday, Feb 20, from 9-10:30 am in the Moot Courtroom at the SJ Quinney College of Law.

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