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About the Intellectual Property (IP) Event Series

CRASH Space is holding a series of events about current Intellectual Property (IP) topics, with a focused on application to independent inventors and entrepreneurs within the Los Angeles area.

Our goal is to engage and educate independent inventors and entrepreneurs by having leading industry experts speak about current & relevant topics within the Intellectual Property (IP) field. We plan to include time for Q&A at the end of each event.

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Introduction to Intellectual Property / IP 101 for Independent Inventors and Entrepreneurs - Presented by Marc E. Hankin of Hankin Patent Law

This is our very first event in the Intellectual Property (IP) series!

It will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm PST

Capacity at the event (and parking) is limited, so reserve your spot now and get there early!

And please pay attention to the parking restrictions / signs so that your car doesn't get towed.

NOTE: This event requires registration via RSVP on the Eventbrite Event:

About the Presenter

Marc E. Hankin, Esq. of Hankin Patent Law

Marc Hankin is a Registered Patent Attorney with a strong and broad science background who has had extensive involvement in all aspects of licensing and litigation, and he litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringements, as well as domain name disputes, thefts of trade secrets, and other forms of unfair competition. Marc has been the lead lawyer on a wide variety of business litigation and intellectual property disputes for companies and educational institutions ranging in size from solo inventors and start-ups through the top of the Fortune 500, and every size in between. Marc has testified at Trial and Deposition several times as an Expert Witness, primarily on Licensing issues, and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General regarding an Intellectual Property matter.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is (or is seriously considering becoming) an Independent Inventor and/or Entrepreneur within the Los Angeles area.

The DIY "makers", the garage tinkerers', and anyone who has wondered what it would take to turn the crazy idea(s) in their head into a new business. Formal definitions are suggested below for further clarification:

  • Weick & Marin (2006) defines an independent inventor as an individual who creates outside the context of a company, university or government institutions. Lettl, Rost, & Von Wartberg (2009) adds they are usually without connection to universities, who do not have access to incubators or science parks, who’s inventive activity is conducted separately from an established firm, and who does not have an obligation to invent.

  • An entrepreneur generally defined as an individual who recognizes and actively exploits opportunities on the market (Johannsson, 1988). A person naturally can be both an entrepreneur and an inventor at the same time (Smeilus, 2015).

Who Are We?

We are CRASH Space, a Los Angeles Hackerspace and a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Culver City.

We are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces.

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