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Budget Collector at US PTO Event Featuring Founders at SoftBank, MoviePass, Blavity…And More!
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Budget Collector at US PTO Event Featuring Founders at SoftBank, MoviePass, Blavity…And More!

I’m excited to share that I’m a featured speaker at the US Patent and Trademark Office on February 24th. Thanks to our pro-bono patent attorney Zachary Pratt at Fredrikson and Byron, PA, Budget Collector was recently able to submit our patent application last month.  

 

When I first saw Zach’s draft, I thought, “Wow, he took our little idea and made it a beautiful magnum opus!” So without his volunteering to help, I am sure I wouldn’t have had such a fantastic opportunity.  

 

Anyways, the event is called “2022 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program,” and it is two days featuring the following speakers:  

Robin Evans

Deputy Commissioner for Patents, USPTO

James Howard

Executive Director, Black Inventors Hall of Fame

James Wilson

Assistant Regional Director Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office, USPTO

Stacy Brown-Philpot

Founding member, SoftBank's Opportunity Fund, former CEO, TaskRabbit, investor, advisor

Morgan DeBaun

Founder and CEO, Blavity Inc.

Stacy Spikes

Founder and CEO, Urbanworld Film Festival & PreShow, Co-Founder, MoviePass

Alford Kindred

Supervisory Patent Examiner, Technology Center 2100, USPTO

I’m hopeful that I will be able to share the benefits of working with a patent attorney before formally considering to fundraise.  I also would like to talk about the benefits of using Legal Corps or other similar services to patent your idea the right way, even if your budget is severely limited.

 

 

To view the event on YouTube, click below: