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During GEW


3:05-3:10 pm - Introduction by School of Business GWU, Chair of Management Department, Paul Swiercz

3:10-3:20 pm - IPR 101 session by Elizabeth L. Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach & Recognition, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

3:20- 4:00 pm - Showcase of “Spot the Fake” by Bobby Silva, National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

4:00-4:10 pm - Break 4:10-4:15 pm - Introduction by Director Jean Bonilla, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, State Department

4:15- 4:30 pm - Dr. Kenan Patrick Jarboe, Athena Alliance: “Strategies to leverage intellectual property assets”

4:30- 4:45 pm - Valencia Martin-Wallace, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations: “Issues and barriers surrounding women entrepreneurs’ effective use of IP to grow their business”

4:45- 4:55 pm - Q & A session 4:55- 5:00 pm - Closing remarks by School of Business GWU, Chair of Management Department, Paul Swiercz

Entrepreneurs / Startups
Academics / Researchers
  • When: 3:00 PM
  • Start: 21 November 2013
  • End: 21 November 2013
The George Washington University School of Business


2201 G Street NW Duques Hall
20052 Washington, DC
(202) 994-3760

The GW School of Business not only houses business plan competitions and speakers, but the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE). Entrepreneurship, leadership, and international business are only some of the areas fostered here.

The GW School of Business, just blocks from the World Bank, IMF, and State Department gives you access to the inner workings of places most people never see. In addition to being renowned scholars, the faculty includes leaders in D.C.'s most powerful institutions, who bring extraordinary experiential learning and career opportunities to you.

Through a leading edge curriculum focused on ethical leadership, globalization and social responsibility, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the economy and society in unique and inspiring ways. It's about putting yourself in the right position to start conversations and bring about positive change.

What is GEW

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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