The Inventor's Checklist

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The Start-up's Checklist: What you need to know (and do) to make your idea a business.

This interactive presentation will include practical legal, accounting and regulatory information, plus and other lesser known hints every inventor or start-up needs to do but usually finds out too late. Recognized patent expert Amy Goldsmith and CPA Joshua Dubrow will discuss issues including patent and other intellectual property protection, choice of entity, contracts with third parties, tax consequences, unexpected risks, etc.

Amy Goldsmith is a Partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP. Her specialty is Intellectual Property Law. Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. Amy provides practical legal advice and connections to grow your business. She will advise you whether your new brand is available in the US and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She’ll design contracts that make sense. If a dispute is on the horizon, she’ll be by your side until a fair resolution is reached.

Josh Dubrow is a practicing CPA with, Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow LLP in Melville, Long Island. Josh began his career by spending years at a “BIG 4” firm, working with some of the world’s largest public and private companies, in a vast array of industries. Josh has developed a passion for helping businesses and individuals grow and succeed and for providing useful and practical advice from his experiences. Josh is currently the Chair of the New York State Society of CPA’s Small Business Outreach Committee. He has been quoted in the Trusted Professional, Crains, and was recently featured in Long Island Business News - Who’s Who in Accounting/Audits.