National Women's Business Council to Release Research on Patents, Trademarks; Observe Start of Women's History Month

Feb 22, 2012, 11:40 ET from National Women's Business Council

Council to hold public meeting following release of study and tribute to women innovators

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a news release from the National Women's Business Council (NWBC):

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) will release findings from an extensive study of women who applied for and received patents and trademarks over the last 35 years. Preliminary findings indicate the number has accelerated in recent years. NWBC is examining the link between intellectual property rights and women business owners. The research will be released during a morning tribute to women whose ingenuity and inventions have improved our lives, Women Entrepreneurs: Celebrating the Past, Inventing the Future, co-hosted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. 

NWBC will hold a public meeting following the morning event.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Discussion of research and Women's History Month tribute: 9:00 a.m.-Noon (EST)
NWBC public meeting: 1:15 p.m.-4 p.m. (EST)

Please go to for more information, or register directly at:

Speakers to include USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Stanek Rea, NWBC Chairwoman Donna James and:

  • Lisa Price, NWBC member and founder of Carol's Daughter, whose decision to trademark her company's name helped secure crucial funding for her business.
  • Dr. Janine Jagger, whose patented safety needle devices helped provide a national standard for tracking needle-stick injuries.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Va.

There will be a live webcast of the morning events.

The National Women's Business Council is a nonpartisan, independent federal council created to advise the president, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues important to women business owners. NWBC members are prominent women business owners and leaders of women's business organizations. The Council is comprised of 15 members, including the presidentially-appointed chairwoman. Each member serves a three-year term.

Contact: Eun Kim, (202)205-6829


SOURCE National Women's Business Council