OpenUp: Intellectual Property Principles for Innovators
Identifying, Protecting, and Monetizing your IP
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
10am – 11am MT (1pm – 2pm ET)
Live virtual session, Q&A encouraged.
Hosted through Zoom.
The Intellectual Property (IP) behind your innovation is at the center of your business. It often holds the value and vision behind your solution, and it differentiates your value that’s perceived by your customers. If your company’s IP is not properly identified, protected, and monetized, likely another entity will do so, and then attempt to restrict your company’s future progress, or worse, shut down your business altogether.
Even if you are unsure about the use, protection, or application of IP and how to limit the actions of potential competitors, it’s important to learn more about IP principles and strategy. By identifying, documenting, and protecting your IP, immediately increases your startup’s valuation (not to mention overall impression) among the early-stage investor community.
Our webinar’s guest speaker, Marc Rasich, Partner at Stoel Rives LLP will be sharing the basics about IP and outline for participants a process for evaluating where they are in the innovation/business life-cycle; how to identify candidates for various forms of IP protection; the best methods for protection; and whether it’s time to pursue a broad IP development plan.
Intellectual property issues early stage entities need to consider can include
- Foreign and domestic patents, copyrights, trade secrets and associated licenses
- Trademarks, trademarks, trade names, service marks
- Documenting conception, reduction to practice and ownership
- Licensing IP
- Identifying and avoiding claims of infringement or misappropriation of another entity’s IP
This session will have a 40 minute presentation and a 20-minute Q&A session.
Meet the Sponsor
Stoel Rives, LLP.<?br>
Stoel Rives LLP is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, real estate and construction, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries.
With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, land use, and intellectual property law