IFE hosts Diplomatic Leadership lunch at USPTO

IFE Steward Dr. R. David Edelman, Minister Ana Maria Badel (Colombia); IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E. Jean-Arthur Régibeau (Belgium), Coach Kemper and Minister Kosei Nomura (Japan)

On Friday, October 14th, Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, welcomed IFE’s Diplomatic Steward, H.E. Jean Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, IFE Steward, The Honorable R. David Edelman and Coach Kathy Kemper to her office at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

IFE leadership joined Director Vidal for box lunches. The conversation covered IP, trademarks, patents, counterfeiting, STEM education, and The Council for Inclusive Innovation. Also discussed was what it may take to lay a foundation for a new generation of innovators to drive economic development. Guests shared the best IP practices in their respective countries, how to keep IP safe and grow creativity and innovation.

The guests then took a tour of the impressive National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, a must-see for any tech-forward persons of all ages.

SPOTTED: H.E. Santiago Cabanas Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to the United States; Minister Counselor Ana Maria Badel, Embassy of Colombia; Senior Counsel Caridad Berdut, USPTO; IFE Steward Dr. R. David Edelman, Coach Kathy Kemper; Minister Kosei Nomura, Embassy of Japan; H.E. Jean Arthur Regibeau, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States and IFE Diplomatic Steward; Director Kathi Vidal, USPTO; and Deputy Commissioner Valencia Martin-Wallace, USPTO.

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