2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Move Fast, Government, or Get Out of the Way

Friday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom A
Austin Convention Center

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will discuss how the government is adapting to the rate and pace of technology by re-tooling the patent system, and aligning federal policy to fuel, not slow, innovation. Discover how these efforts help provide American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire.

The discussion will be opened with remarks from Michelle Lee, the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the White House nominee to Direct the US Patent and Trademark Office.


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Jon Steinberg


Daily Mail

Michelle Lee at SXSW

Michelle Lee


US Patent & Trademark Office

As Deputy Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, Michelle Lee provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world and serves a...

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Penny Pritzker at SXSW

Penny Pritzker

US Secretary of Commerce

Obama Cabinet -- US Department of Commerce

Penny Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American bu...

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