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Written Thursday, October 08, 2009  

The Innovation Forum, designed for inventors, entrepreneurs and individuals thinking of starting an innovative business, will be held Oct. 29 at the Ohio State University South Centers Endeavor Center

Individuals who have an idea for a new technology, as well as companies interested in new product development or economic development are also invited to the free forum.

The program will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. A lunch will also be served. OSU South Centers is located at 1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon, Ohio.

Patrick Phillips, a patent attorney from Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick, will be a featured speaker. The law firm is one of the state’s oldest and most respected patent law firms. Phillips will discuss patents and legal issues surrounding new technology and inventions.

In addition, participants will learn about opportunities available through the Third Frontier program from Mike McKay, representing the Ohio Department of Development Third Frontier program.

While the event is free, participants must register by Oct. 23 to ensure adequate materials and meal reservations. For more information and to register, contact Joy Bauman at 800-860-7232, ext. 111 or jbauman@ag.osu.edu .

The forum is sponsored by the OSU South Centers Ohio Small Business Development Center and Manufacturing and Technology Small Business Development Center. Additional sponsors include the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Ohio Department of Development Third Frontier program, TechGrowth Ohio, and TechSolve.

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