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CONNECT’s FrameWorks Workshop: Obtaining Commercially Effective IP

September 24, 2014


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Event date:
Wednesday, September 24
Event location:
The Offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300
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Event contact:
Jackie Leard,

Program Overview:
Intellectual property rights are often key to the foundation, growth and ultimate survival of a company.  For technology and bioscience companies, the ability to raise funding is dependent on establishing a sound intellectual property portfolio and strategy.

This program will give you a basic understanding of IP with emphasis on innovation protection using the patent system and trade secrets.  It will also cover the legal requirements and basic process for obtaining a patent and the effect of recent major changes to the U.S. patent system.

What you will learn:

  • The interplay of trade secrets and patents, including their relative advantages and disadvantages
  • The types of inventions protectable by patents
  • The criteria that must be met in order to obtain patent protection
  • Recent patent rule changes and how they will affect patent rights and strategy

General Public: $20
On-Site: $45

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September 24, 2014
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