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About the Intellectual Property (IP) Event Series
CRASH Space is holding a series of events about current Intellectual Property (IP) topics, with a focused on application to independent inventors and entrepreneurs within the Los Angeles area.

Our goal is to engage and educate independent inventors and entrepreneurs by having leading industry experts speak about current & relevant topics within the Intellectual Property (IP) field. We plan to include time for Q&A at the end of each event.


About this Event
Introduction to Intellectual Property / IP 101 for Independent Inventors and Entrepreneurs - Presented by Susan L. McCain of Hankin Patent Law
This is our very first event in the Intellectual Property (IP) series!

It will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 7 - 9 pm PST @crashspacela

Capacity at the event (and parking) is limited, so reserve your spot now and get there early!

And please pay attention to the parking restrictions / signs so that your car doesn't get towed.

NOTE: Please RSVP on the Eventbrite Event, not this MeetUp:



About the Presenter
Susan L. McCain, Esq. of Hankin Patent Law
With 20+ years of international experience within the biotechnology, chemical, medical, software, printing, and wireless device industries Sue brings her large firm experience to Hankin Patent Law, APC and is eager to provide the attentive and personalized service our clients expect. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property counseling, protection, and portfolio management, competitive analyses, IP-based due diligence, R&D advisor, licensing arrangements, and building value in IP assets.



Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is (or is seriously considering becoming) an Independent Inventor and/or Entrepreneur within the Los Angeles area.

The DIY "makers", the garage tinkerers', and anyone who has wondered what it would take to turn the crazy idea(s) in their head into a new business. Formal definitions are suggested below for further clarification:

Weick & Marin (2006) defines an independent inventor as an individual who creates outside the context of a company, university or government institutions. Lettl, Rost, & Von Wartberg (2009) adds they are usually without connection to universities, who do not have access to incubators or science parks, who’s inventive activity is conducted separately from an established firm, and who does not have an obligation to invent.

An entrepreneur generally defined as an individual who recognizes and actively exploits opportunities on the market (Johannsson, 1988). A person naturally can be both an entrepreneur and an inventor at the same time (Smeilus, 2015).


Who Are We?
We are CRASH Space, a Los Angeles Hackerspace and a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Culver City.
We are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces.

- Check us out at crashspace.org

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