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Patenting Strategies for Entrepreneurs

October 4, 2022

UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
110 Canal Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds hosted a “Lunch and Learn” presentation at UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub on October 4, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM. Attorneys Alexander Adam, Ronald DemsherMary Lou Wakimura and Darrell Wong presented on "Patenting Strategies for Entrepreneurs." 

Event Description

Your start-up company needs to protect its innovations to break into the market and grow market share, and a strong patent strategy is 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?

Highlights included:

  1. Timing for filing a patent application favors the first inventor to file a patent application, not the first person to invent – file your patent application early or lose out entirely.
  2. Find out which innovation must be protected first – what you can’t live without.
  3. Hear about the precautions to take when approaching third parties, such as vendors and possible partners in technological development – protect your innovation from others.