Dilworth IP is proud to have been a sponsor for the fifty-five Connecticut students who traveled to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Washington, D.C. A ceremony was held by Governor Dannel Malloy on Friday, May 20th at the State’s Capitol to see the young inventors off as they headed to the event. Dilworth IP’s Frederick Spaeth, who was present for the ceremony, said “it was a such a pleasure to see so much enthusiasm from the students as they headed to the convention. I think the event is a fantastic way to encourage young people to develop problem-solving skills that will serve them well in whatever direction life takes them.”

The students departed the State Capitol and traveled to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the competition which was held on Saturday, May 21st. Once there, they joined other students from across the country and were given the opportunity to display their projects before a panel of judges for the first such event on a national stage. “For us, supporting a program that trains kids in the principles of intellectual property was a no-brainer,” said Michael Dilworth. “This is exactly the type of program all IP attorneys should be getting behind because it’s good for us as an industry, it’s great for America, and it’s exactly what we should be teaching our kids in schools. We’re 100% behind this and excited to see how our sponsored kids do in D.C.”

More information on Friday’s ceremony at the Connecticut State Capital, including the video posted below, can be found as reported by WTNH here.

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