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Jesse Lamb: Q&A on running a small business

  • Feb 9, 2010 · 7:00 PM
  • Tampa Tribune Auditorium

Publishing apps for the iPhone isn't all about coding as there are also business and legal issues to consider. Jesse Lamb, a Meetup member, lawyer, techie, and entrepreneur will discuss some topics relevant to the small business owner, including choosing how to incorporate and organize your business, dealing with intellectual property, and more. There will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Some of you may have had the privilege of hearing Jesse talk about patents and trademarks at BarCamp last year and know how good he is at explaining them to a non-legal crowd. Jesse has recently started a site called "Jesse Lamb is Not My Lawyer," complete with a
podcast available on iTunes. You won't want to miss this. We will also raffle five iPhone books from
Apress (the "fruit book" press) plus ten Apress iPhone Application Sketch Books.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I think the conversation focused a lot on TM and fringe cases of IP rights that I would think are not applicable to many small businesses. While the conversation was interesting I don't think I personally got much value from it. I think this is primary due to the format of open discussion. Often with this format the types that like to hear themselves talk consume much of the time with tangential nonsense. The speaker was brilliant though and would definitely recommend hearing him speak if you get the chance.

    February 10, 2010

  • Benjamin K.

    Very intriguing and entertaining! I learned a lot about intellectual property, especially trademarks. Thanks Jesse!

    February 10, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very Good Information. The Book raffle drawing was a pleasant surprise. It was definitely relevant for the group of iPhone Developers that sell/place their apps on the Apple App Store. I didn't see Jason there last night. Maybe I didn't recognize him but he recommended that I attend while we were browsing the iPhone section of the Computer Books aisle at the Clearwater Barnes and Noble.

    February 10, 2010

  • Gavin S.

    Jesse is a great speaker who is clearly passionate about his topic. You may think trademark, copyright, trade-secret and patents are boring but having a discussion about them with Jesse will change your mind. The best discussion of the evening centered around the concept of evaluating "risk" when considering the above topics. As with anything in business you must weigh the relative risks of action, or inaction, when considering protecting your marks and business property.

    Jesse has a podcast that is shaping up to be great, I suggest you follow it at the iTunes link found here:

    February 10, 2010

  • Jason P.

    Jesse was a great speaker, really engrossing.

    February 10, 2010

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