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Intellectual Property

Winter 2009 Bay Area Semester

How do you manage your intellectual property using confidentiality, copyrights, and patents? What is the intellectual property of your business? What types of protections are available, and what are the costs? How do you file a patent quickly, cheaply, and with the necessary protections? What can you do on your own, and what do you need an attorney for? How do you pick the right attorney? How much does protecting your intellectual property cost, and why should you do it?

Goal:
File your provisional patents.

Date:
2010-02-10, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.17
Alain Raynaud
CEO, FairSoftware

Alain Raynaud is the founder and CEO of FairSoftware, a TechCrunch50 Finalist that lets people associate online for profit by forming virtual corporations. In 2002, Alain co-founded EVE-USA, an electronic design automation company that grew to 100 employees and $30M in re...

8.20
Joe Betts Lacroix
Co-Founder, OQO

Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of smaller-than-laptop PCs previously called UMPCs, and now called netbooks. He is now immersed in his newest (old) obsession: life sciences (finding...

8.00
Jonathan Abrams
Founder and CEO, Nuzzel

Jonathan Abrams is the Founder & CEO of Nuzzel, and co-founder and a Managing Partner of Founders Den, a shared office space and private club for experienced entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. A seasoned entrepreneur, Jonathan previously held the title of founder & CEO at...

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