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Startup Mission Critical: How to build an IP portfolio investors will want to invest in early and often

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): david.hamilton@stonybrook.edu

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