Intellectual property (IP) is a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark. This workshop will dive into the differences between patent, copyright, and trademark. We will also cover what qualifies as IP, what how IP is attained, and how IP is used to protect companies and provide leverage in business decisions. Students will be able to leave the workshop understanding why IP is important and how to do a preliminary patent search in case they have an idea of their own. Speakers will include a corporate lawyer who specializes in intellectual property and start-ups and a representative from the UMB tech transfer office. Food will be served.