The UIA would like to introduce you to or new Executive Director, John Calvert. If his name sounds familiar to you, it's probably because John has devoted the past 24 years at the US Patent Office, most recently as the Senior Advisor of the Office of Innovation Development.
As Senior Advisor, John was responsible for the Inventor Assistance Program, which included inventor outreach initiatives. John expanded the Inventor Assistance Program to include educational initiatives for students, inventors and small businesses. One of his main priorities here at the UIA is to meet with as many inventors groups as possible. Yes, that means you can invite him to speak to your group, either in person or by Skype depending on distance.
John received quite a few awards during his lengthy career at the USPTO. These include the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for superior federal service and the USPTO Exceptional Career Award. John is an alum of Syracuse University.
Welcome aboard, John. We can't think of anyone who is as good of a fit for this position as you are.
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United Inventors Association
Executive Director, UIA