Identify ways to protect your business’s intellectual property (IP) assets through patents, trademarks and copyrights.
Among other things, you will learn:
the risks to businesses when IP is not protected
what sorts of IP are protected by each of patents, trademarks and copyrights
things to do and not to do prior to seeking protection of IP
the procedures usually taken in obtaining each of a patent, a trademark and a copyright
the difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents
when and why each type of IP is needed and the process and cost of obtaining each
to understand the impact of having a patent on the chances of getting funded
how to distinguish between patentability and patent infringement
Presenter: Laurie Marshall and Libby Varghese
For over 25 years, Laurie Marshall has been counseling clients on trademarks,
copyrights and the legal aspects of branding. Laurie was trademark counsel for Major League Baseball for 10 years and continues to represent many MLB clubs, the National Basketball Association and hundreds of small businesses.
She speaks regularly on the Legal Aspects of Branding a Small Business at events and conferences throughout the country.
Libby B. Varghese is a seasoned Registered Patent Attorney with years of experience handling matters related to Trademark Law, Copyright Law, and Corporate Intellectual Property Due Diligence.
Ms. Varghese has filed, prosecuted and obtained numerous patents in the U.S. and abroad on behalf of a wide array of clients ranging from individual inventors to large-scale corporations.
Ms. Varghese counsels clients in all phases of seeking and obtaining a patent. Whether a client needs to evaluate an idea to see if it is patentable, to determine whether to file for protection in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and/or foreign patent offices, or to defend a patent application or an issued patent before the USPTO, Ms. Varghese guides clients through a complicated patent system. Ms. Varghese regularly assists clients in the preparation, filing and attainment of utility and design patents. She also handles reexamination and reissue of patents.