Richardson IQ Brew, April 22
The Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ) Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Grab a coffee from your local coffee shop and join us for the IQ Brew. Learn more about the Richardson IQ here.
On Thursday, April 22, we will host Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to discuss trademarks and the rules and regulations for filing a trademark application.
About our speaker:
As the Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Hope Shimabuku carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Texas regional office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Shimabuku ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. Ms. Shimabuku brings to the USPTO nearly two decades of experience as an engineer and intellectual property attorney. Most recently, Ms. Shimabuku was part of the Office of General Counsel at Xerox Corporation serving as Vice President and Corporate Counsel responsible for all intellectual property matters for Xerox Business Services, LLC. She also worked for BlackBerry Corporation advising on United States and Chinese standards setting, cyber security, technology transfer, and intellectual property laws and legislation. As an engineer, she worked for Procter & Gamble and Dell Computer Corporation.