World IP Day program coming to LTU April 20

Release Date: April 11, 2016

World IP Day

The Detroit area celebration of World Intellectual Property Day will take place on Wednesday, April 20 at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield.

The event, scheduled from 5 to 8:30 p.m., is free and the public is welcome. The event will take place in the atrium of the Buell Management Building. Ample parking is available in a parking lot on the south side of Northwestern Highway. See

This year’s theme is “Digital Creativity: Innovation in a Digital Age.” Speakers plan to discuss entrepreneurship and protection of intellectual property in today's electronic, digital, and creative culture. Topics discussed will include licensing, open source software, 3D printing, and more. The program will include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and a panel discussion!   

The event is ideal for anybody interested in startups, creativity, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and the law.

Speakers at the event are to include:

• Courtland W. Anderson founding member and practice group leader of the Enterprise Procurement Group at the Detroit-based law firm Bodman PLC.

• Joe Carr, entrepreneur and digital manufacturing consultant at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, the economic development agency for the state capital region, a 3D printing expert.

• Christopher R. Martella, an associate practicing in corporate law at the Kemp Klein Law Firm in Troy, an expert on open source law.

• Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law PC, a Ferndale law firm specializing in IT law, speaking on online copyright enforcement.

Registration can be completed at this link.


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