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Monday, August 11 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Taking It to the Classroom: Inventing, Making and Doing-It-Yourself

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Groups discussion on integrating "making" into the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to have in-depth discussion on salient issues for their schools and school districts. Be sure to discuss advantages, disadvantages, barriers, resources, etc. 

 Key Questions for Discussion:
  1. Based upon what you have heard today, suggest how making, inventing or DIY activities can be implemented in your classroom/school/district in the 2014-2015 academic year?
  2. How can the USPTO's Office of Education and Outreach help foster innnovation and Intellectual Property concepts in the classroom?
  3. Discuss the barriers, challenges and opportunities.

Expectations for Wednesday's Final Presentation

Powerpoint readout presentation (5 slides MAX) to be given on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 1:30pm.


Tanaga Boozer

Program Advisor, USPTO
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Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenin Paulino graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from Polytechnic Institute of NYU (formally Polytechinic University). He joined the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2010 as a Patent Examiner, however, Lenin... Read More →
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Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez

Patent Examiner, USPTO
Carlos Ortiz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Since graduation he has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a primary patent examiner. Carlos collaborates with the Office of Education and Outreach... Read More →
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Lana Pham

Senior Staff Attorney, USPTO
Lana Pham is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training (OTQRT).  Prior to joining the OTQRT, she was a Trademark Examining Attorney for 15 years.  At the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Lana served on a committee for five years... Read More →

Monday August 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gillmor Building - Breakout Rooms: 302, 304, 306, 308 3000 Mission College Blvd. • Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897

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