The Innovation Firm

When

May 17, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Where

Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor - Havana Room
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

An Affordable and Critical Patent Strategy for Start-Ups

Learn About Affordable and Critical Patent Strategy for Start-Ups

Your start-up company needs to protect your innovations to grow market share, and a strong patent strategy one of the key components to success.   How will you afford a patent strategy? How will you figure in patent costs when you have so many other expenses right now?

At this presentation you will learn ten considerations for creating a savvy and affordable patent strategy for your innovation. Here are some highlights of the presentation.

  • Timing for filing a patent application favors the first inventor to file a patent, not the first to person to invent – file your patent early or lose out entirely.

  • Find out which innovation must be protected first – what you can’t live without.

  • Hear about the precautions to take when approaching third parties, such as vendors and possible partners in technological development – protect your innovation from others.

  • Determine timing options for your budgetary needs – there is flexibility.

  • Learn about pitfalls that result in forfeiture your patent rights – small missteps can cause big issues.

  • Understand the long-term benefit of protecting your innovation – investors are more likely to invest in an innovation with solid patent protection.
     

    On May 17th from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., join presenters Deirdre Sanders and Mark Solomon at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) for a lunch- and-learn presentation hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum and sponsored by intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds. Learn about how start-up companies are reaping rewards by protecting their core innovations through affordable and critical patent strategies.

 

 Special Guest Panelist

 

A Machine Automation Start-up:  A special guest panelist will provide examples of how an engineering start-up company in the field of machine automation is using multiple patent application filings advantageously.  The company began in the U.S. and is now located in China.  Patent applications have supported fundraising efforts, which have enabled the company to continue on its path to commercial success.

Mary Lou Wakimura

Deirdre Sanders
Principal at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Deirdre has 20 years of experience in strategic biotechnology patent prosecution counseling and in intellectual property litigation and enforcement.  She is dedicated to guiding clients through the development, management, and protection of intellectual property rights to achieve their business goals.  More...

 

Keith Wood

Mark Solomon
Principal at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Mark has dedicated his 17-year legal career to guiding engineering companies and university engineering centers through the development, management, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  He drafts and prosecutes patent applications from strategic business or licensing perspectives, as applicable.  He also assists clients with intellectual property matters relating to patent litigation, trademark oppositions, written and oral opinions, trademark prosecution, copyright law, licensing, domain name disputes, the sale and licensing of intellectual property assets, and associated counseling strategies.  More...

 

Overview

When

May 17, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Where

Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor - Havana Room
1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Learn About Affordable and Critical Patent Strategy for Start-Ups

Your start-up company needs to protect your innovations to grow market share, and a strong patent strategy one of the key components to success.   How will you afford a patent strategy? How will you figure in patent costs when you have so many other expenses right now?

At this presentation you will learn ten considerations for creating a savvy and affordable patent strategy for your innovation. Here are some highlights of the presentation.

  • Timing for filing a patent application favors the first inventor to file a patent, not the first to person to invent – file your patent early or lose out entirely.

  • Find out which innovation must be protected first – what you can’t live without.

  • Hear about the precautions to take when approaching third parties, such as vendors and possible partners in technological development – protect your innovation from others.

  • Determine timing options for your budgetary needs – there is flexibility.

  • Learn about pitfalls that result in forfeiture your patent rights – small missteps can cause big issues.

  • Understand the long-term benefit of protecting your innovation – investors are more likely to invest in an innovation with solid patent protection.
     

    On May 17th from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., join presenters Deirdre Sanders and Mark Solomon at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) for a lunch- and-learn presentation hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum and sponsored by intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds. Learn about how start-up companies are reaping rewards by protecting their core innovations through affordable and critical patent strategies.

Presenter Bios

 

 Special Guest Panelist

 

A Machine Automation Start-up:  A special guest panelist will provide examples of how an engineering start-up company in the field of machine automation is using multiple patent application filings advantageously.  The company began in the U.S. and is now located in China.  Patent applications have supported fundraising efforts, which have enabled the company to continue on its path to commercial success.

Mary Lou Wakimura

Deirdre Sanders
Principal at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Deirdre has 20 years of experience in strategic biotechnology patent prosecution counseling and in intellectual property litigation and enforcement.  She is dedicated to guiding clients through the development, management, and protection of intellectual property rights to achieve their business goals.  More...

 

Keith Wood

Mark Solomon
Principal at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Mark has dedicated his 17-year legal career to guiding engineering companies and university engineering centers through the development, management, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  He drafts and prosecutes patent applications from strategic business or licensing perspectives, as applicable.  He also assists clients with intellectual property matters relating to patent litigation, trademark oppositions, written and oral opinions, trademark prosecution, copyright law, licensing, domain name disputes, the sale and licensing of intellectual property assets, and associated counseling strategies.  More...

 

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