What:             The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will release findings from an extensive study of women who applied for and received patents and trademarks over the last 35 years. Preliminary findings indicate the number has accelerated in recent years. NWBC is examining the link between intellectual property rights and women business owners. The research will be released during a morning tribute to women whose ingenuity and inventions have improved our lives, Women Entrepreneurs: Celebrating the Past, Inventing the Future, co-hosted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

NWBC will hold a public meeting following the morning event.  at:                                                                                                 

When:             Thursday, March 1, 2012

Discussion of research and Women’s History Month tribute: 9:00 a.m.-Noon (EST)

NWBC public meeting: 1:15 p.m.-4 p.m. (EST)

Please go to www.nwbc.gov/events for more information, or register directly at: http://bit.ly/yfDclx


Who:               Speakers to include USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Stanek Rea, NWBC Chairwoman Donna James and:

  • Lisa Price, NWBC member and founder of Carol’s Daughter, whose decision to trademark her company’s name helped secure crucial funding for her business.
  • Dr. Janine Jagger, whose patented safety needle devices helped provide a national standard for tracking needle-stick injuries.

Where:        U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Madison Auditorium

600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va.

A livestream of the morning event can be seen at: https://uspto.connectsolutions.com/r14338212/         
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Contact: Eun Kim, (202)205-6829, eun.kim@nwbc.gov