Patent Pending Opening Soon!

Patent Pending Opening Soon!

As summer draws to a close, Patent Pending our 2013 Fall exhibition is right around the corner! Here at the ZERO1 Garage we’re gearing up for the opening on September 28th, 2013. The space is currently being transformed to be an inspiring backdrop for the seven artists who will be featured in the exhibition. Like the entrepreneurs and inventors who have defined Silicon Valley, many artists have applied for patents with broad uses beyond their artistic practice. Join us for the opening reception and explore the connection between artists, invention, and ownership. This event will include opening remarks from artist and researcher Michael Naimark, who is listed as an inventor on more than a dozen patents and has a personal connection with each artist in the show. Following Naimarks talk will be a reception where you can meet participating artists and be among the first to see this amazing exhibiton. Learn more about participating artists and the exhibition at and RSVP for the opening today!

Patent Pending is made possible with the tremendous support of the Applied Materials Foundation. As a longstanding partner of ZERO1, the Applied Materials Foundation’s support over the years has enabled us to engage cutting edge artists who are working at the forefront of art and technology.

Patent Pending also includes a talk series, generously supported by DLA Piper. Mark your calenders for these great conversations and debates!

*Post-Natural Properties: The Art of Patented Life Forms  
October 17, 2013 - 6:30pm-8:30pm
A discussion led by artists Phil Ross and Rich Pell related to genomics, genetics and other areas of the life sciences.

*Does the U.S. Patent System stifle innovation?
November 13, 2013 - 6:30pm-8:30pm

An Oxford-style debate presented in collaboration with Connected Patents in San Francisco.

*State of the Art: 'Art and the STATE'  
November 21, 2013 - 6:30pm-8:30pm

A panel led by Catherine Richards and Martin Snelgrove on art, law, deep state and deception.