Session I| Recent Trends in US IP Protection 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
This session provides an overview of recent trends in how innovators choose to protect their
ideas in the US. Panel speakers include a representative from the US Patent Office to
provide information on patent and trademark filing trends. Joining the panel are owners
from local companies who seek to actively protect their ideas. These representatives will
provide their candid views as to strategies and overall business considerations in whether to
commit resources in protecting an idea.


Garth Rademaker, Supervisory Patent Examiner, Art Unit 2924, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Networking | 9:30 – 9:40 a.m.


Session II | Emerging Industries in Colorado | 9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
What does it mean to be an emerging industry in Colorado? As a company, in what could be
considered a saturated market, how are you protecting your ideas and property, raising capital and
standing out to your consumer?
– Clean Tech
– Cannabis
– Artificial Intelligence
– Aerospace
– Biotech



Jonathan Palmer, founder, Peregrine Crypto Cafe, Coworking & Design Studio

David Traylor, senior managing director, Golden Eagle Partners

Networking | 10:40 – 10:50 a.m.


Session III |Keynote Speaker | 10:50 -11:50 a.m.
This session description will be created in collaboration with our keynote speaker.