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Event: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Small Business Success

Leveraging Intellectual Property for Small Business Success

Has your business developed intellectual property that needs to be patented or trademarked but you don’t know where to start? Start here! The Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be here to show you how, answer questions, and meet one-on-one. You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers!

Meet Molly Kocialski

As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski 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 Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders. Ms. Kocialski brings more than 20 years of intellectual property experience to the USPTO. Most recently, Ms. Kocialski was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, Inc, where she was responsible for managing an active patent prosecution docket and was also responsible for all of the post-grant procedures and patent investigations for Oracle and its subsidiaries. Prior to Oracle, she worked at Qwest Corporation and was also in private practice in both New York and Colorado focusing on intellectual properties litigation for multiple high-tech companies while maintaining an active prosecution docket.

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