Expert to discuss intellectual property and patents

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jeanne Clark, patent examination policy adviser with the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will present “What entrepreneurs need to know about intellectual property and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live online.

This keynote address will kick off a full program of events planned by the University Libraries for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an annual initiative directed at students and community members interested in starting a business. The program schedule and workshop registration information are available on the GEW Penn State website.

Clark, a Penn State alumna, has received numerous awards for excellence in her career. In 2012, she was recognized by the American Intellectual Property Law Association for Outstanding Contribution in Intellectual Property Law. In her role as patent examination policy adviser, she develops and implements changes in patent law and is involved in numerous legal projects, including the implementation of the Patent Law Treaty and proposed changes to the regulations and policies.

Prior to her current position, Clark worked in the Central Reexamination Unit and before that served as deputy director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration. She holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State, a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a juris doctor from George Washington University, with honors.

If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Cheryl McCallips at cam42@psu.edu or 814-863-1365 in advance of your visit.

Last Updated November 17, 2015