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Russell Slifer
Russell Slifer

NIU Law alumnus Russell Slifer (’94), deputy under Secretary of Commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will speak twice this week at his alma mater.

Slifer will present “Protecting and Profiting From Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Protection and Value Creation” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the NIU College of Business. The talk, hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization at NIU, takes place in Room 227 of Barsema Hall.

All are welcome. For more information, call (815) 753-6309 or email bsharp1@niu.edu.

Slifer then will talk from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, on his career as a patent attorney, his rise to the top of the U.S. PTO and the inner-workings of the office.

The presentation is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom of the NIU College of Law (Swen Parson Hall 170). Lunch will be provided.

Lunch will be provided. For more information, call (815) 753-1027 or email mmitchell@niu.edu.

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