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New Venture Challenge: Intellectual Property Workshop

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Wolf Law School

2450 Kittredge Loop Drive

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Boulder, CO 80309

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Hosted by the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge Research & Development Track, but open to all!

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This event is co-hosted by the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge and the CU Boulder Technology Transfer Office, sponsors of the NVC R&D Track.

NOTE: While some NVC events might be hosted by specific Tracks, anyone can attend NVC events, regardless of Track they belong to!

Intellectual property (IP) protection is a vital issue for every startup. Whether you are exploring a new product idea, developing an initial business plan, pitching investors, or preparing for a successful exit, a sound IP strategy will benefit your company.

This workshop provides a basic understanding of each of the forms of IP protection. It emphasizes how IP tools add value to your business and provides guidance on how IP protection can be applied to new and emerging areas.

Teams competing in the New Venture Challenge – especially those competing in the Research & Development (R&D) Track – are highly encouraged to attend this workshop!

Following the presentation, NVC teams will also have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with our keynote speakers. This portion of the event will be divided into 15-minute time slots, for which you can sign up when you arrive at the event.

What You Will Learn:

  • What are the benefits and limitations of each of the primary forms of IP protection?How do these primary forms of IP protection apply in new areas, such as user data, information, and content?
  • How can I begin to develop an IP strategy that fits my business - even if my business is evolving?
  • Where can I turn for additional assistance, and what steps should I take - even before contacting an attorney?
  • How can I benefit from IP protections, even on a tight budget?

Keynote Speakers:

Dave St. John-Larkin is an alumnus of Colorado Law and a partner with Perkins Coie in the firm's Intellectual Property practice who regularly handles licensing, patent prosecution and patent analysis matters. Building on more than a decade of private practice and in-house legal experience, Dave represents numerous clients, including industry-leading companies in telecommunications, software, content distribution, semiconductors, drones and wearables.

Daniel J. Sherwinter is an alumnus of Colorado Law who focuses his practice on strategic Intellectual Property portfolio development, with an emphasis on patent prosecution in the electronics, software, and mechanical arts. He has enjoyed working with clients ranging from individuals and startups to some of the largest patent filers in the world, counseling those clients in a wide range of strategic and technical disciplines that include: telecommunications and networking, signal processing and coding (including medical, encryption, and neural network applications), computer architecture and storage systems, analog and digital circuit design, biometrics, aerospace devices, and business methods and software.

Questions? Email the New Venture Challenge R&D Track leader, Marta Zgagacz at marta.zgagacz@colorado.edu.

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