Intellectual Property Essentials: What Early Stage Companies Need To Know About Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets

September 17, 2015
AlphaLab Gear Accelerator

Pittsburgh, PA

Every business uses intellectual property (IP) to gain a competitive advantage. Whether you are developing a new system or software, licensing technology from a university, or building a business around a unique brand, IP will be a significant part of your business value. In this discussion Jim will share ways to build value using patents, trademarks and copyrights; tips to help prepare for IP due diligence by investors, customers and partners; and strategies for avoiding becoming a target of IP infringement litigation.