Virtual Alliance Workshop Series - Creating and Expanding Your Intellectual Property
Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Grand Rapids, MI
Expanding Your Intellectual Property Part II
Thursday, February 10
Room 123, Cook - DeVos Center for Health Sciences
Registration 8:30 - 9 am. Workshop 9 - 11 a.m.
Securing Foreign Intellectual Property Rights
This presentation describes steps that may be taken to avoid prejudicing foreign intellectual property rights, and effective strategies for protecting rights in foreign countries based on business objectives.
Domain names are usually an important part of the intellectual property portfolio of a business. They add credibility, create a presence on the internet, attract business opportunities, and can help establish a business brand. This presentation provides insight on how to select and maintain a strong domain name, strategies to create a strong internet
presence and tactics for limiting attacks by cybersquatters and typosquatters.
Patent Licensing for Small Businesses
Patent licenses can add revenue from markets in which you do not compete and never intend to compete. They may also provide access to markets you wish to enter or to improvements you wish to make to your products. This presentation will cover the basics of licensing that are needed to successfully negotiate a patent license, such as the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive licenses, and provisions that should
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The Initiative @ Grand Valley State University
The mission of the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative is to create an environment that advances innovation and supports the commercialization of life science products and technologies. Our goal is to bring together the product development tools, resources and community assets that an inventor, entrepreneur or small business needs to turn their ideas into a commercial reality.