June 20, 6:30-7:30 PM 

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage for the next installment in our VIRTUAL speaker series, Scholar Sessions. We will host the United States Patent and Trademark Office to discuss “Lincoln the inventor” and his patent.

President Lincoln’s Cottage members at the $100 level and above receive exclusive early access to this event. Eligible members have received a special ticket code via email. If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, you may do so here.

Learn more and register HERE

About the Speaker

As the second ever historian at the USPTO, Rebekah Oakes shares her expertise in documenting the history of the agency and conducting extensive research on the story of innovation and intellectual property in America. Alongside her team, Rebekah is working to create a comprehensive institutional chronology that gives a fuller picture of innovation in America. More information about the USPTO’s extensive history can be found here.

The USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, supporting new inventors across America. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on these investments and protections of new ideas in innovation and creativity. The continued demand for patents and trademarks highlights the ongoing ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs, and places the USPTO at the cutting edge of the nation’s technological progress and achievement. To learn more about the ongoing work of the the USPTO, click here.