Small Business and Inventor Info

I am committed to helping Wyoming's small business owners and inventors succeed in today's rapidly changing marketplace. That means bringing information about the patent process and procurement opportunities to your doorstep. Every year I host a number of conferences that will help open doors for your business or help make your idea a reality. For more information about my small business and inventor's conferences, please contact my Small Business Legislative Assistant, Renée Bender at (202) 224-3424 or

To register for my Inventors Conference, please contact my State Director, Robin Bailey at (307) 682-6268 or

“From Your Garage to the Assembly Line”

Senator Enzi’s 2014 Inventors Conference

Central Wyoming College

2660 Peck Ave

Intertribal Education & Community Center Room

Riverton, Wyoming

Saturday, April 5, 2014



7:30 AM                      Registration for Conference Opens

Participants may also pre-register by contacting Robin Bailey at 307-682-6268 or by emailing


8:30 AM                      Conference Opening: U. S. Senator Mike Enzi


Master of Ceremonies: Lynne McAuliffe, Central Wyoming College, Dean of Workforce and Community Education


8:45 AM                      Keynote Speaker: Nate Storey, Ph.D. and co-founder of Bright Agrotech, L.L.C. - Downdload Power Point


9:30 AM                      Steps to Successful Preliminary Patent Searching – Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library, Intellectual Property Librarian - Download Power Point


10:15 AM                    Break – Please visit the exhibitors in the hallway and refreshment room.


10:30 AM                    Introduction to Intellectual Property – John Calvert, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Download Power Point


11:15 AM                    Patent Rules for a New Age – Peter Timbers, Attorney at Law - Download Power Point


12:15 PM                    Lunch on Your Own


1:15 PM                      Focus on Business Planning – Doran Fluckiger, Wyoming Small Business Development Center, Regional Director - Download Power Point


2:00 PM                      Technology Transfer and Licensing – Davona Douglas, Wyoming Research Products Center - Download Power Point


2:45 PM                      Break – Please visit the exhibitors in the hallway and refreshment room.


3:00 PM                      SBIR: Seed Capital for Innovative Small Businesses – Kelly Haigler Cornish, Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative, Outreach Coordinator - Download Power Point


3:45 PM                      Closing Remarks and Program Closing



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