Whether you are exploring a new product idea, developing an initial business plan, pitching investors, or preparing for a successful exit, intellectual property (IP) protection is an increasingly important issue for every technology start-up.
This crash course will provide you with a basic understanding of each of the primary forms of IP protection and help you to appreciate how those protections can be put to work as valuable tools to add value to your business.
What You Will Learn:
- What are the benefits and limitations of each of the primary forms of IP protection?
- 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?
Jason Haislmaier, Partner, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
Jason assists emerging and established companies in licensing and other transactions relating to the commercialization and procurement of technology and intellectual property, with a special concentration on open source software licensing and compliance. He has helped clients throughout the world develop strategies to take advantage of the benefits and manage the risks presented by open source software. Jason has also lectured in both the US and abroad on various topics involving open source software.