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CONNECT’s FrameWorks Workshop: Obtaining Commercially Effective IP
September 24, 2014
Event time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Event date: Wednesday, September 24
Event location: The Offices of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300
Event website: http://app.greenrope.com/events/commerciallyeffectiveip
Event contact: Jackie Leard, email@example.com
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
CONNECT/MITEF Member: FREE
General Public: $20