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This meetup group is all about networking with other entrepreneurs. From time to time we will have educational programs and panel discussions aimed at helping the entrepreneur get their business funded, motivated and moving forward.

Upcoming events (2)

Design,Plant,and Utility Patents:Protecting Your Startup's Intellectual property

ENET is pleased to present this event as an online webinar! Use the link below to pre-register!

Register Here: https://bostonenet.org/events/design-plant-and-utility-patents-protecting-your-startups-intellectual-property/#registration-form

(Please note capacity is limited so pre-registration is necessary)

Registration for this event will close Tuesday, November 2, at 3:00 PM

Description:

The US Patent and Trademark Office issues at least three kinds of patents. Utility patents are generally well known. They protect novel products, systems, techniques, and processes. Two other kinds of patents issued by the USPTO may be relevant to startups. Design patents protect the ornamental aspects of things and can be hugely important as illustrated by the Apple v Samsung infringement litigation over certain aspects of phones and tablets. Plant patents are perhaps becoming more important. For example, 50 plant patents have been issued by the US Patent Office protecting many varieties of cannabis and hemp. Startups should also consider trademarks as an extension of their patent strategies. Now seems like a great time to review the kinds of patents and why patents and other forms of intellectual property matter.

Questions that our panel of experts will address include:

• What are utility, provisional, design and plant patents?
• What protections do each of these patents offer to a company, its investors, and shareholders?
• What are the tradeoffs between investing in IP, product development, and getting to market?
• What are the technology and market differences in the timing of investing in IP?
• When do investors care about IP?
• When and where should companies consider protecting IP in foreign countries?

This meeting’s presentations and discussion will cover the importance of IP to various people and aspects of startup companies, including, founders, investors, inventors, engineering, product development, and marketing.

A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.

Agenda:

7:00 – 7:10 PM – ENET Chairperson's announcements

7:10 – 7:25 PM – eMinute Pitch - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:25 – 8:10 PM – expert speakers on the night's topic

8:10 – 8:30 PM – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Networking on Zoom (meet with speakers & moderator)

(All times are USA Eastern Daylight time, webinars will not be recorded)

Register Here: https://bostonenet.org/events/design-plant-and-utility-patents-protecting-your-startups-intellectual-property/#registration-form

Teamwork is Critical for Startups: It’s Not Just For Sports

Online event

$10.00

ENET is pleased to present this event as an online webinar! Use the link below to pre-register!

Register Here: https://bostonenet.org/events/teamwork-is-critical-for-startups-its-not-just-for-sports/

(Please note capacity is limited so pre-registration is necessary)

There are similarities between sports and business. The goal is to win and both require a strong team. It all starts with the team you build, how you motivate them, inspire them to do more, and you retain them. In this event you’ll hear from three experts with extensive knowledge helping start-up succeed, building teams,creating strategies and culture.

There will be more than an hour of online networking via Zoom, available to registrants before the meeting, and a half hour networking post-meeting, that would give attendees the chance to “meet” virtually the speakers and moderator.

Agenda:
7:00 - 7:10 PM - ENET Chairperson's announcements

7:10 - 7:25 PM – eMinute Pitch - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:25 - 8:10 PM - expert speakers on the night's topic

8:10 - 8:30 PM – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

8:30 – 9:00 PM - Networking on Zoom

(all times are USA Eastern Daylight time)

A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.

Register Here: https://bostonenet.org/events/teamwork-is-critical-for-startups-its-not-just-for-sports/

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