Expanding American Innovation

Andrei Iancu; Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Please join us Friday, December 18 for an online conversation with USPTO Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Andrei Iancu, who will discuss American innovation, the important role of patents, and efforts to build inclusiveness in innovation and increase the development and participation of underrepresented groups as inventors and entrepreneurs.

Director Iancu will share his ideas about innovation with our students, researchers, and faculty, and how universities can help harness the interest and talent of a broader swath of our community in that work. Entrepreneurs, inventors, and other partners beyond the University of Minnesota are also welcome to attend.

The conversation will be hosted by Vice President for Research Chris Cramer and Tech Comm Executive Director Rick Huebsch.