IP STRATEGY: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, AND TRADEMARKS
2020 November 03
IEEE Entrepreneurs Network – Boston – are all about entrepreneurs!
Intellectual Property (IP) includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. An IP strategy for a startup or early stage company should describe how and when to allocate scarce resources – human and financial resources – to many areas, including IP. IP strategies will necessarily differ depending on the vertical market the company is addressing – high tech, mobile, medical devices, and biotech, for instance.
Questions that our panel of experts will address include:
- What are patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks?
- What protections do each of these forms of IP offer to the company, its investors, and shareholders?
- What are the tradeoffs between investing in IP, product development, and getting to market?
- What are the technology and market differences in the timing of investing in IP?
- When do investors care about IP?
- When and where should companies consider protecting IP in foreign countries?
This meeting’s presentations and discussion will cover the importance of IP to various people and aspects of startup companies, including, founders, investors, inventors, engineering, product development, and marketing.
A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.