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An Affordable and Critical Patent Strategy for Start-Ups

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

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?

This presentation discussed the 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., joined 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.