September 1, 2016
UPDATE: A recording of the ITA webinar “Tech & IP: How to Leverage Intellectual Property to Maximize Your Business’s Potential,” described below, can now be accessed at no cost by clicking HERE.
Fitch Even partners Eric L. Broxterman, Joseph H. Herron, Michael J. Krautner, and Joseph F. Marinelli will present a webinar on “Tech & IP: How to Leverage Intellectual Property to Maximize Your Business’s Potential” on August 31, 2016, from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon CDT. The program is being offered by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) as part of their “Power Your Growth” webinar series.
The speakers will discuss important intellectual property issues every tech company should consider to protect its valuable IP, maximize its return on investment and funding potential, and optimize its exit strategy. Topics covered will include why, when, and how to obtain domestic and worldwide patent protection; the myths surrounding software patents; how to address IP in agreements with employees, investors, and contractors; and implementing defensive IP strategies.
The webinar is open to ITA members as well as nonmembers, and there is no fee to attend. For more information and to register, please visit the ITA website.
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