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Wednesday, October 4 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
BSW Kickoff Social, feat. USPTO announcement regarding launch of new Idaho Patent Pro Bono Program

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The BSW Kickoff Party will follow the Mayor's Address and our Kickoff Keynote, Mark Solon.

Enjoy food and drinks at the Grove Centre West, and hear a special announcement about the launch of a new Patent Pro Bono program being administered by the University of Idaho College of Law.

This new Pro Bono program facilitates the placement of qualified Idaho inventors seeking advice about the patent process with volunteer attorneys who are qualified to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

This program enables the USPTO to work with and support intellectual property law associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs designed to assist financially under-resourced independent Inventors and small businesses.

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Lee Dillion

Associate Dean, University of Idaho College of Law
Lee Dillion is Associate Dean of Boise Programs for the University of Idaho College of Law, and is responsible for the College of Law's expanding programs in the Treasure Valley. He is licensed to practice law in Idaho, and prior to his appointment he was in private practice focusing... Read More →
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John Kirkpatrick

Patent Pro Bono Team, USPTO
John Kirkpatrick is a Patent Pro Bono Administrator and Staff Attorney at the USPTO. He is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. He works with patent pro bono programs across the nation... Read More →
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Mark Radtke

Assistant Regional Director, USPTO
Mark Radtke joined the USPTO in 2005 after graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He examined patent applications related to databases, file management and data structures until 2012, when he was promoted... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702