The Future of American Innovation & The Role of the University

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
3 pm–4 pm


Connie Wu

Join us for a presentation about the future of American innovation and the role of the university by the director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, followed by a panel discussion on inclusive innovation and a Q&A Session. 

Register and submit questions for the Q&A Session

Program of Events

Hosted & moderated by Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak, Associate Vice President of Innovation Ventures, Office for Research, Rutgers University

3:00 - 3:05 p.m. - Opening Remarks by S. David Kimball, Senior Vice President for Research, Rutgers University

3:05 - 3:20 p.m. - Featured Presentation by Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office 

3:20 - 3:40 p.m. - Inclusive Innovation Panel Discussion

  • Renata Pasqualini, Chief, Division of Cancer Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Karin Calvinho, Co-Founder, RenewCO2
  • Biju Parekkadan, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Rutgers School of Engineering
  • Elad Mashiach, MD Candidate, Class of 2023, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; President of the Rutgers Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network

3:40 - 3:55 p.m. - Q&A Session with Andrei Iancu
Submit questions in advance.

3:55 - 4:00 p.m. - Wrap-up with Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director, USPTO


Event organized by: Rutgers Office for Research - Innovation Ventures. 

Co-sponsored by: Patent & Trademark Resource Center of Rutgers University Libraries; I-Corps@Rutgers; Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; Rutgers Business School; The Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy. 

With support from: Office of Education, USPTO

Non-library location