Please join us for this workshop. You will learn:
- What is a patent and what does it cover
- What is patentable and what does it cover
- What are the benefits of a patent and how long does it last
- How to protect trade secrets
- What is a copyright
- How to protect a trademark and why
Speaker: Kirk Damman, Attorney with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh
Kirk A. Damman practices in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on helping startup and growing companies begin to manage, license, and gain value from their intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) as well as obtain protection for their most important ideas and products. With a degree in physics and licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than 10 years, Mr. Damman works with clients whose products are as diverse as circuit and electrical designs, medical devices, computer software and Internet, heavy equipment and manufacturing, alternative energy and fuel, and consumer goods.
Mr. Damman co-authored two books on patent law, and is a mentor for local startups with Gateway Volunteer Mentoring Service. He also works with startups in other areas including issues related to crowdfunding campaigns and additive manufacturing (3D Printing).
Fee: $35 Pre-Register & Pre-Pay; $45 at the door
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