As the summer weather heats up, we are less than a month away from the 2012 Olympic Games, taking place in London from July 27th to August 12. The Games offer an astonishing display of athletic excellence, hard work, determination, national pride and inspiring stories, supported by a huge volume of marketing and advertising campaigns and promotional tie-ins. The 5 interlocking rings are one of the top globally recognized icons, and the event is so well known, it's commonly just referred to as 'The Games'.
This Monday started off with good news for all those in intellectual property world in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area - the USPTO announced that 3 new regional patent offices are being opened. In addition to the new satellite office that is opening in Detroit July 13th 2012, the other offices will be located in San Jose, Dallas and Denver. These locations were chosen based on a few key factors, dispersed equally across all time zones, and as hubs of innovation economies (Silicon Valley representing electronics and biotech, Denver representing aerospace, and Dallas representing energy). San Jose emerged to some as the most logical spot, with Silicon Valley being the top recipient of patents having more than 10,000 granted in 2010.
The headline pretty much says it all....we're thrilled to be attending and exhibiting for the first time at TechConnect World, one of the premiere global innovation and technology transfer events! The 4-day conference and expo runs from June 18th to 21st at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Attendees will range from tech transfer offices, corporate & academic innovators and early stage companies to corporate, government and investment developers. To quote the even website, this will be "the largest multidisciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators & technology business developers and funders in the world.".
Last week at the annual Silicon Valley LES conference, we learned about a very unique and interesting opportunity coming up this summer - a three day conference called the Global Innovation Summit. It's purpose is to focus on discussing and coming up with solutions to the following challenge: How to create innovation ecosystems worldwide, such as the thriving example of Silicon Valley?