San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented by Tom Toner, Archer Bay, PA
Believe it or not, most businesses have some kind of intellectual property. Successful businesses know what their IP is and how/when to protect it. Learn how to identify and protect the intellectual assets that set your business apart from the rest. Early identification is critical to developing a business strategy that maximizes the value of intellectual property. More importantly, proactively identifying assets makes intellectual property protection much more cost effective than you would think.
Learn how to identify and protect:
- Inventions, systems and software (Patents)
- Your brand and image (Trademarks and Trade Dress)
- Materials used in conducting and promoting your business (Copyrights)
- Your secret recipe (Trade Secrets)
- Business relationships (Contracts)
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Register no later than Monday, April 1st, 2013.
USF CONNECT events are presented by experienced executives and are focused towards the business aspects of technology firms. We host monthly seminars on various topics of interest for start-up companies; visit our calendar at for a complete listing of USF CONNECT and partner events.
Disclaimer: The University of South Florida and USF Research Foundation, Inc. are committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and professional experiences are invited to the campus to provide the community with important or differing points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community. Nor are those invited to speak on campus necessarily authorized agents or representatives of the University or Research Foundation. The use of University or Research Foundation facilities for an event or presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the University or Research Foundation of the views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak.
When & Where
USF CONNECT is the business and economic development initiative of the University of South Florida (USF) that provides support for technology start-ups and serves as the point of entry for companies looking to do business with USF.
Drives economic development through several programs including Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor) Matching Grants Research Program
Unites technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources
Facilitates the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle by providing professional amenities and resources for successful business development and technology commercialization