This Week in Washington IP: Hispanic-American Contributions to the U.S. Innovation System, Intelligence Strategies in Space, and Expanding Your Market into Mexico Through IP week in Washington IP news, Congress is wrapping up a district work period, but there are still a handful of interesting IP-related events. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the U.S. economy and innovation system. Elsewhere, the Brookings Institution compares and discusses the competing visions of the United States, the European Union, and China regarding international norms. The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) meets with members of the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command to talk through the threats posed to U.S. space interests.

Tuesday, October 10

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Implementing Competitive Endurance: Space Intelligence

At 3:00 on Tuesday, virtual event

In this event, the CSIS Aerospace Security Project will host Major General Gregory J. Gagnon, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Intelligence, U.S. Space Force, and Brigadier General Brian D. Sidari, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Space Command. The pair will discuss the Space Force’s use of intelligence as well as current threats to space security with Kari A. Bingen, Director of the Aerospace Security Project.

Wednesday, October 11

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Chinese Assessments of De-risking

At 10:00 AM on Wednesday, online livestream

With leaders from the European Union and the United States discussing de-risking their trade and investment policies regarding China, how will Beijing respond? In this CSIS event, a panel will discuss recently translated primary source materials that provide insight into the Chinese perspective on this issue. The panelists will discuss China’s options and which policies they will be most likely to pursue in the coming years.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Expanding your market: Learn about the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property

At 2:00 PM on Wednesday, online livestream

The USPTO is hosting this event in conjunction with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) to inform attendees about the possibility of expanding into the Mexican market. The session will be interactive, and attendees will hear from USPTO representatives as well as Héctor Hernández Guerrero, Divisional Director of Intellectual Property Protection at the IMPI. This is the last event in a USPTO series on the Mexican IP landscape.

Thursday, October 12

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Hispanic Americans impacting society through innovation and entrepreneurship

At 2:00 PM on Thursday, virtual webinar

Attendees of this USPTO event will hear about the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the U.S. economy and innovation space. Katia Avila and her mentor, Antonio Gamboa will discuss their work on the Heart & Sole home foot care system for diabetes patients which resulted in a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant. The USPTO will also offer. The USPTO will also discuss free legal and business resources for prospective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Friday, October 13

Brookings Institution

Competing visions? American, Chinese, and European perspectives on the future of the international system

At 10:00 AM on Friday, The Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium and online livestream

With great power dynamics looking ever more likely to change in the coming years, this Brookings panel will evaluate the competing visions for the rules, norms, and institutions that govern the international community and economy. The John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings and the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center are collaborating to hold this panel of experts. The discussion will range from the U.S. to the European Union and China.

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