World Intellectual Property Day 2017- Improving Lives Through Innovation

Wednesday, April 26 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Film Row, Floor 8 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Celebrate World IP Day with a panel of experts who are well-versed in the innovation process and the importance of protecting creative projects through patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright. Following their presentation, you will have an opportunity to talk to the panel of innovators and intellectual property lawyers during a pizza reception and Q+A.


  • DR. CHRISTAL SHEPPARD / Regional Director USPTO
  • PARMINDER BATRA / Cofounder and CEO TraknProtect
  • ERIN LOTHSON / Senior Corporate Counsel, IP Groupon
  • DIMA ELISSA / Founder and CEO Biomedical Design, 3D Printing & Consulting
  • BOB GROSELAK / Inventor and Law Student Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • STEVE PARMELEE / Partner Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery


5PM - The Innovation Process
6PM - Protecting Your Innovations
7PM - Pizza Reception and Q+A

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PART OF THE IMMERSION PROGRAM: A series of panels, presentations, company tours, recruiting events, and portfolio reviews designed to connect Columbia College Chicago students to professionals in creative industries. For more information go to: www.colum/immersion

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Networking, Presentation, Reception, Talk, Career Planning


Library, Students, Career Center


Career Center, immersion, springboard, Cinema Art and Science

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Dirk Matthews

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