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April 2012 Workshop: Protect & Defend - IP and the Start-up

Tech Coast Venture Network

Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

April 2012 Workshop: Protect & Defend - IP and the...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
TCVN Member Ended Free $0.00
TCVN Member C-Level Guest (1 per registered member or 2 per corporate member) Ended Free $0.00
Non-TCVN Member Ended $35.00 $0.00
Student Ended $25.00 $0.00
Non-TCVN Member at Event Ended $45.00 $0.00

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Protect and Defend

TCVN April Workshop

April 12, 2012

Intellectual Property Protection

Patent protection is one of the least expensive ways for any new venture to block competitors from entering its market.
A patent can provide valuable protection because its owner is entitled to exclude anybody else from making, using, offering or selling the invention. Even before a patent is granted, as long as a patent application has been filed, significant value may be obtained simply by having the ability to mark products or processes as "Patent Pending." It is certainly no secret that venture capital providers look for barriers to entry - like a patent or patent application - before deciding whether to invest in any new venture.

Come to the 
Intellectual Property Workshop to learn about the different options available for applying for a patent, including the time and resources needed. This Workshop will also present the requirements for obtaining a patent and point out some of the pitfalls to avoid both before and during the application process. Finally, learn about the anatomy and scope of patents as we dissect an actual patent and walk through some strategies on enforcement.

What Will We Will Discuss? What Can I Learn?

  • Patent application options
  • Patent application requirements
  • Avoiding application pitfalls
  • Patent enforcement

Who Should Attend?

  • Entrepreneurs whose company strategic is based upon an IP play
  • Engineers or inventors interested in protecting their ideas
  • Consultants who wish to learn more about how to protect their clients


Your Host(s) For This Workshop


Doug Muelhauser - Partner

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP


Alan Laquer - Associate

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP


Protect Your Ideas and Register today!

$35 for non-TCVN Members pre-registration
$45 at the door/day of event

FREE for TCVN Members!

Have questions about April 2012 Workshop: Protect & Defend - IP and the Start-up? Contact Tech Coast Venture Network

When & Where

2040 Main Street - 2nd Floor
Irvine, 92614

Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

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Tech Coast Venture Network

TCVN is one of Southern California’s premier technology business networks. Through a wide variety of forums, pitch sessions, workshops, and other networking events, we bring together entrepreneurs and resources from every facet of the technology and startup landscape.

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April 2012 Workshop: Protect & Defend - IP and the Start-up
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