I&D Brainstorming – Improving Inventor Diversity

Monday, June 13, 2022
12:30 – 2:30 PM


Now that we have seen the data about inventor diversity and learned about why it is important that we take action, join us for small group discussions on actions that may help move the needle. Table moderators will lead conversations on topics such as diverse inventor brainstorming sessions, partnering with employee affinity groups, and more while we enjoy custom-crafted beverages and snacks.


boat Cruiseboat cruise

Hyatt Breakwater Pavilion Floating Dock

Monday, June 13, 2022
3:00 - 5:30 PM


The Chesapeake Bay deadrise vessel has been used on the Bay for generations. Originally designed for working the water, our traditional Bay boat has been adapted and built for comfort and style. Includes cabin with galley and head (also called restroom to landlubbers) and outside canopy for more cover during inclement weather. Departs from the Hyatt Breakwater Pavilion Floating Dock.

Don't forget your sunblock, camera, and water bottle. 


Benchmarking roundtable discussion

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
12:30 – 2:30 PM


  • Topic 1: Efficient management of resources 
    • Making the most of a reduced or lean team and budget
    • Leveraging existing bandwidth to delegate and build/maintain headcount and talent
  • Topic 2: Attracting and maintaining talent for your team 
    • Strategies for attracting new talent in a competitive job market
    • Keeping people engaged in their positions and interested in IP
    • Creating opportunities for IP specialists beyond IP
  • Topic 3: Championing IP across the company 
    • Effective ways to convey value using tools and metrics
    • Fostering communication and trust with your internal clients


Carl horton memorial golf outingRiver Marsh Golf Club River

River Marsh Golf Course
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Golf Outing, Tee Times Start at 12:30 p.m.


Overlooking the historic Choptank River, the Keith Foster-designed golf course at River Marsh Golf Club has added a decidedly happier atmosphere to the grounds of what was once a mental hospital. One of the last undeveloped spots along the Choptank, with Maryland's leading Eastern Shore golf course boasts virgin forest, open fields, and untouched riverfront with views of almost a mile to the opposite shore. The green on No. 18 sits on the river and the finishing hole hugs it all the way home. This property has a coastal, almost Low Country feel, with marshy areas carved through 90-foot tall, majestic hardwoods. Fairways are a generous 35 to 45 yards wide. Pockets of sand already there have been left as a native feature and additional four to five foot deep, lacy-edged bunkers have been incorporated into the holes and around the greens.

Boxed Lunch: A boxed lunch will be provided on each golf cart. Included: Turkey sandwich, fresh fruit, chips, and bottled water. A vegetarian option is available upon request. Please specify when registering with ACPC.

Rentals: Golf club rentals are $55. Payment is due on the day of the tournament when you pick them up. Please indicate when registering if you will require rentals and if they need to be left or right-handed. If you prefer to contact the pro shop directly, please call 410-901-6397.

Dress Code: Collared shirts must be worn and no denim is allowed on the golf course. 

The golf outing/tournament and shotgun start vs. tee times will depend on registration numbers. Start time: 12:30 p.m. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time to check-in and pick up rentals.  The driving range is included in your outing fees and will be open 1 hour before the shotgun start.


RAR Brewing tour and tastingRaR brewing

504 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
2:30 – 5:30 PM


Based right here in Cambridge, MD. RaR (stands for Real Ale Revival) Brewing was founded in 2013 by a small group of local, hometown guys. It has enjoyed constant growth ever since, with distribution spanning all over the state of Maryland and beyond. "We built our brewery in an 80-year-old former pool hall and bowling alley with the goal of maintaining the building's history while producing well-balanced American brews 30 barrels at a time. Proudly brewing since the summer of 2013 with no intentions of slowing down, striving to continuously produce products that our community can take pride in."

Participants will enjoy a tour of the brewing operations, beer tasting, and 750ml crowler to take home! Located about 15 minutes from the Hyatt.