Utah Genius Awards to Recognize Brilliant Minds in Utah

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Awards ceremony to honor individuals, organizations and cities that are at the heart of driving the creative economy

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Utah Genius was established to celebrate creative genius in Utah. Rather than relying on subjective votes and popularity contests, Utah Genius recognizes concrete achievement based on objective data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Top inventors and creative geniuses across the state of Utah will receive the recognition they richly deserve at the Utah Genius 2010 awards luncheon at noon on May 5, 2010 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City (http://www.utahgenius.com)]. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Sheri L. Dew, CEO of Deseret Book. Opening remarks will be provided by Governor Herbert, and the keynote speaker will be Doug Fabrizio of KUER.

Building on the success of the premier event last year, the 2010 awards ceremony will include some additional award categories over last year as well as an Inventor's Showcase where patented inventions will be displayed allowing attendees to see the level of innovation in the state of Utah.

The Utah Genius event is presented by Bateman IP Law Group and Utah CEO.

"Utah Genius was established to celebrate creative genius in Utah,” said Randall B. Bateman, founder of Bateman IP Law Group. "Rather than relying on subjective votes and popularity contests, Utah Genius is an awards program that recognizes concrete achievement based on objective data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, it will be our pleasure to present Sheri Dew with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award both for her works of authorship and for her promotion of creativity in Utah as CEO of Deseret Book and the creation and growth of the Shadow Mountain Publishing label, including the Fablehaven, Leven Thumps and 13th Reality series of books.”

The 2010 Utah Genius will recognize the following:

  •     Utah's Top 20 Inventors
  •     Utah's Top 20 Companies by Number of Patents Issued
  •     Utah's Top 5 Cities by Number of Inventions
  •     Utah's Top 5 Cities by Number of Inventions Per Capita
  •     Utah's Top 20 Trademark Registrants
  •     Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsors include: Bateman IP Law Group, Utah CEO, GoEngineer, KUER, Salt Lake Chamber, The Enterprise, Daily Herald, SNG PR, and the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF).

All are welcome to attend. Cost is $60 per person or $400 per table of eight. To register, or for more information, visit http://www.utahgenius.com or call 801-533-0320.

Media Contact:
Tim Rush
SNG PR
801-208-1100

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