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How to Protect Intellectual Property

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SBA Entrepreneur Center

455 Market Street, Suite 600

San Francisco, 94105

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What everyone should know about intellectual property rights, copyrights, trademarks and non-disclosure agreements: when to worry, what's important and what is really enforceable.

Learn generally what intellectual property is and what categories of intellectual property are most relevant to small businesses. Develop practical skills and tools for protecting and developing intellectual property, whether you are just starting out or have a successful business.

You'll learn:

  • a general overview of trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets.
  • frameworks for understanding what categories of intellectual property are relevant to your business and industry.
  • applied best practices, from concrete examples and from lessons learned for protecting and developing your intellectual property; through agreements, applications with federal agencies, and dealings with employees and contractors.
  • how to avoid liability for intellectual property infringement.

And you'll acquire an understanding for:

  • which categories of intellectual property you should know.
  • practical tools for maximizing the value of your business via the development of intellectual property.
  • how to avoid intellectual property liability whether from third parties or the improper management of your intellectual property assets.


About the presenter:

Rob Kwant, is an attorney and former small business owner. Rob developed extensive expertise in intellectual property, commercial contracts, litigation, sales department legal/business management and product development through 10 years of focus on growing small and mid-sized businesses.

Currently, Rob serves as counsel for the OTG Group (aka "Off the Grid"). For three years, Rob consulted on the legal and policy framework that governed how thousands of food entrepreneurs participated as approved Off the Grid Vendors. He also managed the intellectual property needs of the OTG group that included prosecuting a large number of trademarks and patents and setting up best practices to protect OTG IP and the IP the individual small businesses that make up the OTG vendor network.

Workshop Refund Policy: Refunds granted prior to workshop or if cancelled. No refunds or access to class material after workshop held. A credit can be given for a future workshop. Please call our office at 415-764-4964 for assistance or send us an email at sfscore@sfscore.org.

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