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Fireside Chat with Michelle K. Lee March 11, 2016

The University of Houston, in partnership with NASA Johnson Space Center, was honored to host Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Under Secretary Lee is the first woman to serve as head of our nation's patent system and is the principal advisor to President Obama on intellectual property matters. During the fireside chat, Ms. Lee discussed recent developments in intellectual property law and policy, the recently opened USPTO Texas Regional Office in Dallas, and several initiatives amied at supporting the region's innovators, including the Enhanced Patient Quality Initiative to increase the clarity and certainty with issued patents and the "All in STEM" initiative to promote women and girls in STEM fields.

Fireside Chat with Michelle K. Lee