How to Protect Your Early Stage Venture’s IP
This workshop will teach you how to protect one of the most important resources your venture possesses – its intellectual property. We will focus on identifying all of the IP assets you can protect and how to protect them. We will discuss developing an IP protection strategy that you need to effectively compete in the marketplace. We will describe how to secure IP protection and manage their associated legal costs. By following the practices learned in this workshop, you will gain a greater appreciation of IP as a strategic asset that you can use to enhance your early stage venture’s value and competitive positioning in the marketplace.
What will you learn?
- Recognize your IP assets
- Determine the best method of IP protection for each of your IP assets
- Protect software, web, and mobile app IP assets
- Create an IP protection strategy
- Assign IP rights
- Secure IP protection
- Manage legal costs associated with protecting IP
- Avoid common IP mistakes startups make
Who is this workshop for?
Entrepreneurs, early stage company founders, CEOs, students, and others seeking to understand intellectual property and learn how to protect it and leverage it to enhance the value and competitive positioning of an early stage venture.
Terry Brennan is the Managing Partner of the Orlando office of the Hutchison Law Group. He is a practical and creative legal advisor to entrepreneurs and investors in emerging and established business entities regarding corporate, intellectual property, private equity, securities, and technology and entertainment transactions. Prior to joining the Hutchison Law Group, Terry was a partner at two prominent national law firms, and also was the General Counsel of IBAX Healthcare Systems. He has been an early and significant leader in Central Florida’s technology, life science, multimedia and private equity communities.