Intellectual PropertyL IP 101 for Entrepreneurs January 1, 2020

IP 101 for Entrepreneurs

Understanding intellectual property (IP) is an important skill for entrepreneurs.  Having a working knowledge of how IP protects business names, products, services and creative works helps you create and maintain a competitive advantage.

In this workshop you will learn:

•            The difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets

•            The process for applying for IP protection and how long it lasts

•            The rights and responsibilities that come with intellectual property

•            Some helpful tips on best practices in IP protection

Workshop will be lead by Ralph Warmack, Ph. D.  

Dr. Warmark is a Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.  He led supercomputer and microelectronics marketing and sales prior to retiring from IBM.  Previously, Ralph held senior engineering management positions at VLSI Technology, Tandy Electronics, and AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies).  His career began as a research geophysicist at Atlantic Richfield and geophysical research supervisor at Amoco (both now BP plc), and he taught statistics, linear programming, and operations research as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa.

Ralph is District Director of SCORE Southwest Florida.  He is an IEEE Life Senior Member, a Registered Professional Engineer (Retired), an FCC-licensed Amateur Radio Operator, and a USCG-licensed Master 100 GRT Near Coastal.

Intellectual PropertyL  IP 101 for Entrepreneurs