The Innovation Firm

When

October 22, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

WEBCAST RECORDING: What Not to Patent - Steps for Strategic IP

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is announce Principal Mary Lou Wakimura's webinar with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge's Mentor Smart Program. The webinar took place on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

 

MIT Enterprise Forum Mentor Smart Program Description
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

You have worked hard to get your company on its feet.  You protect it daily against a host of challenges.  Are you protecting some of the most valuable assets of your company – your innovations?  

Protecting your innovations through intellectual property (IP) strategies, including patenting, freedom-to-operate studies, trademarks, copyrights, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements, are critical to the long-term success of your company.

Join Mary Lou Wakimura, Principal at intellectual property law boutique Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, in this Ask a Pro webinar, where she will introduce you to the tools you need to identify and protect your IP rights.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Identifying your company’s valuable IP

  • Recognizing the different trigger points for copyright, trademark, and patent protection

  • Determining if patenting your innovation is the right step for your business

  • Determining the best timing to protect your innovation

  • Creating a value proposition for potential investor

 

Mary Lou Wakimura

About your Pro

For close to 30 years, Mary Lou Wakimura has been a patent attorney with Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., assisting clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management.  Her work in patenting technology includes one of the early spreadsheet patents and one of the earlier patents on fonts for printer applications, as well as patents for an artificial pancreas for diabetics and educational systems for autistic children.  

Mary Lou also obtained patents for some of the first speech-to-text translation technologies.  Outside of the firm, Mary Lou has contributed to the Women’s Bar Association (WBA), Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), Licensing Executive Society (LES), the Asian American Law Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) and Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST).  Mary Lou enjoys the opportunity to speak at local events that show the roles women can play in business careers. 

Linda Plano

About your host

Linda Plano founded Plano & Simple in 2010 to support her habit of coaching entrepreneurs on their pitches and overall venture development.  

She has coached nearly 600 mostly high-tech entrepreneurs, and they have gone on to raise well over $250M. She has held positions as research scientist and CEO of startups and up to VP New Biz Dev for more established companies.  

Linda is a co-founder and chair of the precursor to the Cleantech Open - Northeast, and has co-founded and run a dozen major investor pitch events while Associate Director of the Mass Tech Transfer Center. She is also a co-founder and co-chair of the MITEF Mentor Smart program.

Linda has degrees from MIT (BS Physics) and Stanford (PhD Materials Science & Engineering).

 

Overview

When

October 22, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is announce Principal Mary Lou Wakimura's webinar with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge's Mentor Smart Program. The webinar took place on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

 

MIT Enterprise Forum Mentor Smart Program Description
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

You have worked hard to get your company on its feet.  You protect it daily against a host of challenges.  Are you protecting some of the most valuable assets of your company – your innovations?  

Protecting your innovations through intellectual property (IP) strategies, including patenting, freedom-to-operate studies, trademarks, copyrights, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements, are critical to the long-term success of your company.

Join Mary Lou Wakimura, Principal at intellectual property law boutique Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, in this Ask a Pro webinar, where she will introduce you to the tools you need to identify and protect your IP rights.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Identifying your company’s valuable IP

  • Recognizing the different trigger points for copyright, trademark, and patent protection

  • Determining if patenting your innovation is the right step for your business

  • Determining the best timing to protect your innovation

  • Creating a value proposition for potential investor

 

Presenter Bios
Mary Lou Wakimura

About your Pro

For close to 30 years, Mary Lou Wakimura has been a patent attorney with Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., assisting clients with patent preparation and prosecution, copyright registration and portfolio management.  Her work in patenting technology includes one of the early spreadsheet patents and one of the earlier patents on fonts for printer applications, as well as patents for an artificial pancreas for diabetics and educational systems for autistic children.  

Mary Lou also obtained patents for some of the first speech-to-text translation technologies.  Outside of the firm, Mary Lou has contributed to the Women’s Bar Association (WBA), Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), Licensing Executive Society (LES), the Asian American Law Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) and Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST).  Mary Lou enjoys the opportunity to speak at local events that show the roles women can play in business careers. 

Linda Plano

About your host

Linda Plano founded Plano & Simple in 2010 to support her habit of coaching entrepreneurs on their pitches and overall venture development.  

She has coached nearly 600 mostly high-tech entrepreneurs, and they have gone on to raise well over $250M. She has held positions as research scientist and CEO of startups and up to VP New Biz Dev for more established companies.  

Linda is a co-founder and chair of the precursor to the Cleantech Open - Northeast, and has co-founded and run a dozen major investor pitch events while Associate Director of the Mass Tech Transfer Center. She is also a co-founder and co-chair of the MITEF Mentor Smart program.

Linda has degrees from MIT (BS Physics) and Stanford (PhD Materials Science & Engineering).

 

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