During her first visit to Southern California as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Michelle K. Lee will speak at the UCLA School of Law on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. During this public lecture, she will discuss the rapidly evolving intellectual property landscape, the role of universities in research and innovation, and her top priorities for USPTO.
Lee is the first woman to serve as director of the USPTO, overseeing an agency of 12,000. She serves as the principal advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on domestic and intellectual property issues and helps promotes innovation domestically and drive international harmonization efforts in support of the Administration’s top economic priorities.
Lee’s previous work includes a position as director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office, and before that, she served as Deputy General Counsel for Google. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Lee worked as a computer scientist at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
The July 28 lunch event is free and open to the public. However, seats are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis for pre-registered guests. If you are not registered for the event but would like to attend, please contact Sarah Ervin at the UCLA Office of Federal Relations at 310-794-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
11:30 a.m. Door Open/Lunch Provided
12:00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
1:00 p.m. Adjourn
UCLA School of Law, Room 1347 (NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
Parking will be available for $12 in Lot 2, off of Hilgard Ave and Westholme Ave. Click here for a campus map.