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On Feb 12th, a North Carolina Federal Jury found Walmart Stores Inc. responsible for infringing a smaller chain’s “Backyard” trademark and liable for a total of $95.5M damages. The damages include $45 million in royalties and $50 million in profits earned by Walmart. Is your trademark as valuable? Your entire IP asset portfolio (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, proprietary data, etc.)? During this Lunch & Learn, Dr. Qin will go over strategies on how to build up your IP assets in a cost-effective way. She will also share her experience on the pitfalls and mistakes a startup should watch for. Dr. Letao Qin is a partner at Rimon P.C., a general practice law firm with offices across the country. Dr. Qin specializes in IP protection strategies in the US and other major foreign jurisdictions. ** Please note this Lunch & Learn will be held in the E-Clinic, on the 2nd floor of the 310 S. Harrington HQ Building.**
System and Organization Control Reporting: What your security conscious and heavily regulated business partners will be asking for shortly (if they aren’t already!). What is a SOC report? Why do I need one, and why won’t my auditors let me call this a “certification”?! How can I reduce the amount of time spent answering security questionnaires and complying with “right to audit” clauses from my customers? Join Dan Sembler of Cherry Bekaert as he discusses the specifics of what SOC-1 and SOC-2 reports are, who is asking for them and what they tell business partners about YOU. Dan will also walk you through the process of issuing your first SOC report and how to use them to evaluate your vendors. ** Please note this Lunch & Learn will be held in the E-Clinic, on the 2nd floor of the 310 S. Harrington HQ Building.**
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data is growing at an accelerating rate; now estimated by IDC and other analysts to be beyond 35% growth YoY. Today already being in the range of 44 Zetabytes in volumes. Businesses are needing to find new ways to improve their operational processes, gain production efficiencies, improve product quality, and reduce their health & safety risks. Join Justin Spears as he takes a look at NetApp's view on how to operationally modernize the data flow in an IoT-enabled world. ** Please note this Lunch & Learn will be held in the E-Clinic, on the 2nd floor of the 310 S. Harrington HQ Building.**
Join us for the second RIoT Accelerator Program Pitch Night! RIoT showcases 7 startup teams to celebrate their completion of RAP and introduce them to the RIoT Community. See the RAP II Cohort pitch products in environmental monitoring, lighting, manufacturing, sleep, lung health, public safety, and pet cremation (you heard that right). A panel of judges will select the next winner of the RIoT Championship Belt! Also joining us will be an all-star line up of investors, on hand to judge our RAP competitors.