Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

Intellectual Property Strategies for Your Business (Fremont)

Intellectual Property Strategies for Your Business (Fremont)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00pm to 8:45pm
Free Admission
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Intellectual property (IP) is a critical asset of almost every company. A good IP strategy must include practical defensive and offensive tools and remain flexible to address issues as they arise. It is never too early to create an IP-conscious plan for exploiting your company’s IP assets and resources to gain and maintain your competitive advantage. 

This program will provide an overview of the various forms of IP, how to identify potential pitfalls, and practical Dos and Don’ts that you, the entrepreneur, has control over. 

We will cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and branding. We will include: 

• Why not every invention is qualified for a provisional application 
• Why showing your product design at tradeshows may be harmful 
• How to mitigate having your App taken down from app stores 
• Why using unlicensed images can cost you thousands of dollars 
• Why that magic “work for hire” clause in your contractor agreements may not work to protect your rights 
• Whether that licensing contract really protects your long term business interests 

Lee Lambert
Fremont Public Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.