World IP Day event planned for April 20 in Southfield

The Detroit area celebration of World Intellectual Property Day will take place on Wednesday, April 20, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Rd. in Southfield. The event is free and the public is welcome.

This year’s theme is “Digital Creativity: Innovation in a Digital Age.”  The event plans to discuss entrepreneurship and protection of intellectual property in today’s electronic, digital, and creative culture.  Topics discussed will include licensing, open source software, 3D printing, and more.  The program will include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and a panel discussion.  

Confirmed speakers include:

• Courtland W. Anderson of Bodman PLC.

• Joe Carr, entrepreneur, digital manufacturing consultant at LEAP Inc. and technology specialist at the East Lansing Public Library.

• Christopher R. Martella of Kemp Klein Law Firm.

• Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law PC.

Register at  For additional information, visit of follow on Twitter: @WorldIPDayDET | #WIPDayDet.


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