Nixon Peabody and Santa Clara University’s Frugal Innovation Lab Present: Patents for Humanity

Thursday, August 14 2014
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This event was posted by Nixon Peabody LLP

Event Inquiries

Questions? Contact David Kaufman at 415-984-8241 or

Location: Via live webcast or Santa Clara University, St. Clare Room

As part of the Obama administration’s initiative to encourage game-changing innovations to solve long-standing development challenges throughout the world, the USPTO launched the Patents for Humanity program in 2012–2013. In its inaugural year, the USPTO recognized fifteen companies, institutions and individuals for their patents in the diverse areas of Medical, Food & Nutrition, Clean Technology and Information Technology.

For 2014, the Patents for Humanity program has been renewed.   Entrepreneurs, innovators and companies who deploy patented technologies to address global challenges will be selected in five categories that reflect the President’s development agenda: medicine, nutrition, sanitation, household energy and living standards.

You are invited to learn about the Patents for Humanity program from the USPTO and last year’s award winners, and learn how these diverse   innovators have directly impacted the lives of so many people by the   application of technology to pressing world problems.


Thursday, August 14, 2014
  11:30 am–2:00 pm Pacific

Program Schedule
  11:30 am Registration and networking
  Noon Presentations &   lunch
     • Brief overview of program
     • Presentations by last year’s award winners
  1:20 pm Panel discussion
  2:00 pm Additional networking

Lunch will be provided; an RSVP is required.

St. Clare Room
  Santa Clara University
  500 El Camino Real
  Santa Clara, CA 95053

This program will also be available via webcast.

Live webcast runs from 3:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST

Registration is required for the live program AND webcast.

Register online at:

Kindly register by August 11.


  • Michelle Lee (via video), Deputy Director, USPTO
  • Edward Elliott, Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy & International Affairs, USPTO
  • Steve Katsaros, CEO, Nokero
  • Glenn H. Sullivan, Managing Partner, Intermark Partners Strategic Management
  • Carol Mimura, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA), University of California, Berkeley
  • Bob Jacobs, Vice President, Chemistry, Anacor Pharmaceuticals
  • Gregg Alton (Invited), Executive Vice President, Corporate and Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences
  • Kara Palamountain, Research Assistant Professor; Executive Director, Global Health Initiative (GHI), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


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