Join Us for a Complimentary Webinar

This two-hour, complimentary webinar is an interactive professional development workshop that will show Georgia’s K-12 educators how to help their students harness the power of Intellectual Property (IP) in turning their ideas and dreams into reality. Educators will learn methods for teaching IP in a fun, engaging manner that encourages students to take ownership of their ideas and discover the fascinating ways their imaginations can be used to benefit themselves, their communities, and our world. This session will provide educators with ideas on how to seamlessly integrate IP into their lessons, helping students gain a better understanding of what IP is and how it can be used to protect their ideas as they grow into young innovators. Educators may also benefit personally from the information presented in this webinar as they learn how to protect and even monetize their own creative ideas.


Format: Online Webinar

Credits: 0.2 CEU

When: Feb. 25, 2021

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $0

What you will learn:

  • How to protect and monetize ideas with intellectual property
  • Methods for seamlessly integrating IP teaching into existing STEM and other creativity-focused lessons
  • Ideas for helping and inspiring K-12 students to adopt an innovation mindset as a way of benefiting themselves and others
  • The critical role intellectual property plays in the US economy and the future of our country
  • How the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education to provide valuable resources to educators in support of this important cause


Shawn BogerShawn Boger, National Inventors Hall of Fame: During her 22 years with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Shawn Boger has had various roles within the organization including event management/production of NIHF induction ceremonies and the Collegiate Inventors Competition®. As lead on special projects Shawn collaborated on exhibit design and was hands-on during exhibit installation at the NIHF museum at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia. In her current position as Regional Program Development Manager for the southeastern states, Shawn works closely with school district administrators to provide resources and access to NIHF’s pre-K -12 STEM and invention education experiences. Shawn holds a B. S. in Elementary Education from The University of Akron, Ohio.
Scott FrankScott Frank, President & CEO, AT&T Intellectual Property and Chair, Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance: Scott Frank is the President & CEO of AT&T Intellectual Property LLC. He is responsible for the identification, development, protection, management, marketing, licensing and sale of all company-wide intellectual property for AT&T, the world’s largest communications company and the owner of one of the world’s most valuable intellectual property portfolios.
Chris CurfmanChris Curfman, Principal, Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC: Chris Curfman, PhD, is a founding principal of Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC, and his practice focuses on all aspects of patent prosecution and litigation in chemical and biotechnology related technologies. Previously, Chris was an associate at Ballard Spahr. He began his career with Needle & Rosenberg in 2000 as a science advisor and subsequently served as a patent agent. Chris was then an attorney with the firm and head of the firm's Pharmaceutical Patent Practice Group. Chris is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Chris' technical background focuses on organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, receiving his PhD from Emory University. He has published several research articles and received awards for his research and teaching achievements. Chris’s peers in the legal community voted him a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2006, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2019.

Who Should Attend?

Any Georgia educators and administrators interested in learning more about the benefits of invention education and bringing Intellectual Property topics into the K-12 classroom.

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 

A complimentary Webinar presented on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). You must preregister to participate. Can’t attend? Register anyway, and you’ll receive a link to the archived recording.

Note: To receive CEU credit, you must attend 100% of the live webinar on February 25, 2021.

Course Details:
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None

Details are subject to change.

Course Fee(s): 

$0 – The webinar is complimentary for preregistered participants.