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 a vital issue for every technology start-up to master.
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 tools to add value to your business. The presentation will also focus on how these traditional forms of IP protection can be applied to provide protection in new and emerging areas such as cloud computing, mobile applications, and data and information-driven business models.
What You Will Learn:
- What are the benefits and limitations of each of the primary forms of IP protection?
- What does the recent change to a “first to file” patent system in the U.S. mean to my IP strategy?
- How do traditional 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?
Jason Haislmaier is a Partner in the Boulder office of Bryan Cave. He is also Chair of the Information Technology, Privacy & Intellectual Property Advisory Board at the Silicon Flatirons Center and a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado.
Jason has worked with emerging and established companies to complete hundreds of unique transactions involving the development, protection, and commercialization of technology and intellectual property. He has developed special areas of expertise involving open source software licensing, data privacy and security compliance, and technology sourcing transactions. He works with clients in the U.S. and abroad to develop and implement strategies in these areas. Jason has also lectured extensively in both the U.S. and Europe on these and other topics.
Jason has been named to The Best Lawyers In America list and has been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer. He received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law) in 1996.