An Introduction to Managing and Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property (IP)
In today’s knowledge-based economy, protecting your intellectual assets must be an important component of your business strategy. Protecting your IP can give your business a competitive advantage over other players in the market, not to mention that your intellectual assets have the potential to make you a great deal of money. Avoid some common mistakes made by new and seasoned companies alike when it comes to protecting this most important asset. In this workshop, you’ll find out which details are usually missed, and how to avoid those common pitfalls.
You will learn how to:
- Determine when IP rights should be considered for SMEs
- Ensure your IP rights are yours and not your employees
- Identify different types of IP rights and their benefits
- Understand the timelines and costs of attaining different IP rights
- Outline techniques to securing your IP rights with a limited budget
Workshop/Master Class Leader:
David Lotimer, MBM Intellectual Property Law, works with entrepreneurs to support their businesses and to help them manage their IP assets. Lotimer will cover the critical steps in IP protection that many firms miss in their technology, product development and commercialization.
Date & Time:
May 22, 2018 1-3pm
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