Startup Mission Critical: How to build an IP portfolio investors will want to invest in early and often
February 19, 2015
Presented by Clean Energy Business Incubator Program
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Long Island High Tech Incubator
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Seminar
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Mixer
In most cases for a startup, having patent, trade secret, trademark, and/or copyright protection is the key leverage needed to attract the life-blood investment necessary to sustain and grow the startup to exit. This discussion will address from a startup’s perspective how to maintain the maximum potential value of Intellectual Property you may have AND future Intellectual Property that you don’t even know about yet!
You will learn about:
- Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Basics
- Common misconceptions about IP, e.g., Patentability and enforcement vs. Freedom-to-Operate
- Preparing for your pitch and the resultant Due Diligence
- What steps to take (or not to take) in order to avoid losing your precious IP leverage: Unintentionally forfeiting IP rights,Controlling ownership,And other IP portfolio building strategies
Speakers: Ray Farrell, founding partner of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP; Pina Campagna, Patent & Trademark Attorney at Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP.
RSVP to David C Hamilton Director, Business Development, Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP): firstname.lastname@example.org