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Technology Innovation "Oxford Union" Style Debates

Join us for a series of "Oxford Union" Style Debates with technology innovators from throughout the region. With teams supporting or against the evening's debate proposition, as well as audience participation, the evening will provide a lively and current view of the technology landscape.

Debate Proposition:

“This house believes that Patent Trolls are a Serious Threat to U.S. Innovation”


 The event will be held in Mason Hall - Meese Board Room, on the George Mason University Fairfax Campus. Thursday Oct. 23, 2013, from 7 PM - 9 PM. Parking in the Shenandoah Parking Deck.

Speakers include:

Suzanne Michel -- Senior Patent Counsel, Google

Gary Rinkerman -- Partner, Drinker Biddle

Please check back for additional speakers as they are announced.


Visit for campus map and directions.

For additional information:

Contact Clodagh Basset - [masked]





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  • Janet P.

    Top notch event. The debaters presented a lively and astute look at the challenges facing patent legislation reform. Well-informed and thought-provoking discussion. Looking forward to the next Oxford-Union style debate at Mason!

    October 30, 2013

  • Clodagh B.

    Great event with a spirited interchange between the debaters and with the audience.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had multiple commitments yesterday and had to pick only 1. I look forward to the next MU.

    October 24, 2013

  • Clodagh B.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday evening. This promises to be a great event with lots of participation. Plan to be here early for refreshments and networking!

    October 21, 2013

  • James Y.

    Add a comment

    July 31, 2013

  • Dolores I.

    FYI - Please feel free to contact Clodagh Basset, Assistant Director of the M.S. in Technology Management, if you have any questions about the event. Clodagh Basset - [masked]

    Thank you!

    July 18, 2013

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