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Monday, August 11 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Global Innovation Challenge - Brainstorming Session (Ideation Phase)

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avatar for Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Joyce Ward, Director, Office of Education and Outreach, U.S.Patent and Trademark Office

Director, Office of Education and Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Joyce Ward is the Director of Education for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She works across the Agency to centralize the education programs of the USPTO and to develop appropriate metrics for use in evaluating and determining the effectiveness of USPTO education and outreach programming particularly as it relates to K-20 students and educators. Ms. Ward is also tasked with expanding the reach of the USPTO’s education and... Read More →
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Lana Pham, Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lana Pham is a Trademark Examining Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the USPTO 14 years ago. At the USPTO, Ms. Pham served on a committee for five years where she helped organize the National Trademark Expo, a two-day educational event that regularly draws over 15,000 participants to the USPTO campus and features exhibitors such as Mattel, Caterpillar, UPS, 5-Hour Energy, and Under... Read More →
avatar for Lenin Paulino, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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 also supports activities around the USPTO, such as being in the board for the USPTO Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter and in programs... Read More →
avatar for Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Carlos Ortiz-Rodriguez, Primary Patent Examiner and Detailee, Office of Education and Outreach, 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 now works in the Office of Education and Outreach developing educational materials focused on innovation and intellectual property for K-12. He is instrumental in encouraging students to pursue STEM degrees.
avatar for Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge Valdes, Education Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach, USPTO

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes is an Education Programs advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Office of Education and Outreach where he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of professional development programs for K-12 teachers on the significance of STEM education to intellectual property and innovation. Dr. Valdes is a STEM educator with experience in project-based learning pedagogy in chemistry, physics and... Read More →

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