OpenUp: Intellectual Property Principles
Intellectual property is the product of your creativity. IP is an expression of an idea, conceived by you individually or with others.
The intangible nature of intellectual property presents difficulties when compared with traditional property like land or goods. Unlike traditional property, intellectual property is “indivisible”, since an unlimited number of people can “consume” an intellectual good without it being depleted.
Your IP can be copied and offered in competition incredibly quickly. You must be proactive to maintain your exclusivity in this increasingly global and competitive market. Legal protection available for IP varies globally and falls within one or more areas of law.
We’ll discuss factors we believe you should consider when protecting your IP and ensure you have the appropriate documents in place to guide your business.
This webinar will cover
- What the main examples of IP types are
- The importance of IP
- Why it’s important to protect these rights
- Ownership details
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Founders who are in the early stages of business growth and need to get a better understanding of their intellectual property.
This is a recording of the live, virtual webinar interview hosted through Zoom.
Meet The Experts
MARC RASICH, Founder of Partner at Stoel Rives, LLP, BoomStartup Mentor
Marc is a business lawyer and litigator who draws on his personal experience as a business owner to counsel clients on legal strategies appropriate to their needs and objectives. He has a practical understanding of the challenges businesses face in using their often limited legal budgets effectively, and he tailors his legal advice accordingly. Marc partners with his clients to assess and mitigate their legal risks across a wide variety of areas, including corporate governance, licensing, joint venture and strategic partnership agreements, intellectual property protection, and employment issues.
Marc Rasich is also available for 1:1 mentoring to the BoomStartup community.
TARA SPALDING, Managing Director, BoomStartup
Tara Spalding is Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator, a subsidiary of Assure. Founded in 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, BoomStartup is a global, mentorship-driven, angel-stage investment preparedness program for startups. It is an online, inclusive accelerator, helping first-time founders on business maturity guidance, investment preparation, capital structuring, and investment strategies. Under Tara’s leadership, BoomStartup will engage with over 1,000 startups from across the world and across various industries in 2021 alone.
Prior to her current role, Tara founded Hen House Ventures in 2012, an early stage incubator that helps tech companies rapidly scale when entering massive markets. Supporting over 40 technology companies located throughout the US and Canada, Hen House Ventures helped startups secure over $20M in early-stage venture capital.
Tara began her tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software and became the first employee, and eventually VP of marketing at industry leader, SugarCRM. Her experience included roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source, VP marketing at Magnet Systems, and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Tara received her BS in Business Administration from University of Colorado, Boulder.