Mangano: U.S. Patent And Trademark Official To Address Nassau County Inventors And Entrepreneurs Club

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that members of the County’s Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club will have an opportunity to obtain some expert advice when the Federal government’s top patent official addresses the group on January 28th. The Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club is sponsored by the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency.

Sue Purvis, Innovation and Outreach Coordinator for the Greater New York Region of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will discuss the resources available through the United States Patent Office for Inventors and Entrepreneurs and the recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, a jobs creation bill that modernizes the American patent system and was supported by Congress.

County Executive Mangano said, “Advice from an expert at the United States Patent and Trademark is invaluable to our inventors and entrepreneurs whom are emerging with innovative products and seeking to go beyond the development phase.”

Purvis, who worked at the Patent Office since 1998, will be based at the new Cornell University Tech Campus in New York City, where she will connect Cornell NYC Tech students and faculty to early stage investors, intellectual property strategies, export assistance tools, government grants and academic partners. Prior to her current role, Purvis was an expert advisor to Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the Patent Office.

The January 28th meeting, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, located at 1550 Franklin Avenue in Mineola. There is no cost to attend.

For additional information on the event or the Club, please contact Nick Terzulli of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency at (516) 571-1945 or by email at