Intellectual property protection is the key to continued innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals can have their inventions and startups snatched away from them.
Many a times entrepreneurs are scared to even discuss their ideas with others for fear of someone "stealing" their ideas. If they do not have their IP protected, this is a completely rational fear.
You wouldn't leave your front door unlocked, or leave your bike on the rack without a lock, so why leave your IP unprotected and vulnerable to theft?
Learn how to lock in your ideas to make sure that you are the only one with the rights to them.
In this masterclass on IP and patent laws, you will learn how to protect yourself from others stealing what is rightfully yours; your ideas and your startup!
Pooja Majmudar, Ph.D (https://twitter.com/majbella)
Technology Commercialization Fellow at Rutgers, Office of Technology Commercialization (http://otc.rutgers.edu/)
Pooja began her academic career in India, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Masters in biochemistry from the University of Mumbai. In 2011, she received her PhD in Molecular & Cellular Biology from Ohio University where she investigated novel cancer therapeutics for human ovarian cancer. After graduating Pooja joined the Office of Technology Commercialization at Rutgers University, that is responsible for evaluating, protecting and commercializing research from Rutgers University that may have commercial value.
Steven Rubin (http://www.moritthock.com/index.php/attorneys/attorney/steven_s._rubin)
Counsel at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP (http://www.moritthock.com/)
Steven Rubin is patent attorney at Moritt Hock & Hamroff where he concentrates his practice in all phases of complex patent matters federal courts, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Offices. He represents clients in patent procurement, enforcement and litigation matters domestically and internationally and reviews patent portfolios and pending patent litigations in relation to corporate mergers, acquisitions and investments. He also represents companies of all sizes from start-ups to multi-national corporations. The scope of his practice also includes a diverse focus on technology relating to electronics, physics, mechanical devices and computer science.
Ariel Reinitz (http://www.lowenstein.com/areinitz/)
Associate at Lowenstein Sandler LLP (http://www.lowenstein.com/)
Ariel Reinitz is an associate in Lowenstein Sandler’s Corporate Department and a member of the Tech Group. A registered patent attorney, Ariel prepares and prosecutes patent applications for domestic and international clients in a variety of technology areas, including data management and processing, telecommunications, content delivery, imaging, signal processing, social media, cloud computing, gaming, health-care management, financial services and medical devices. Always looking out for his clients’ best interests, Ariel ensures that their patents comply with corporate guidelines and further intellectual property strategies. Ariel also represents clients in intellectual property disputes and provides opinions on patentability, infringement, freedom-to-operate and due diligence.
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