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IP on a Budget: Protecting Your Ideas Cost-Effectively - CANCELED

Thu 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

This event has been canceled

Small businesses do not have large budgets for legal costs ? so how do you protect your innovations and your brand without bankrupting your business? Should small companies even consider obtaining intellectual property (IP) protection? Led by experienced IP professionals, this workshop will cover the types of IP protection small companies may consider using to their advantage, and how to craft a plan of action to protect your competitive advantage, defend against copycats, and satisfy investors. You’ll learn how to stretch your legal dollars to increase your company’s current and future valuation using flexible and effective IP strategies. Bring your lunch and your questions!

Speaker(s): Yoriko Morita, Ph.D., MBA, Patents Integrated and Shireen Marshall, Ph.D., J.D., Elevated IP, LLC

Co-Sponsor(s): City of Boulder

Presenter Bios: Yoriko Morita is Founder and President of Patents Integrated, based in Louisville, CO. After earning her Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Yoriko left her life in the lab and combined her science and technology background with her business side. Since 1996, she has been creating and commercializing patent portfolios by combining her Ph.D. and MBA with the legal training she earned under the tutelage of a group of highly regarded Patent Attorneys at the Pritzkau Patent Group. Yoriko is a Registered US Patent Agent and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). Part psychoanalyst...part secret agent...part corporate warrior. In the world of intellectual property law, Yoriko has built alliances and bridged the gap between organizations and negotiated contracts that have generated millions in revenue. After forming her own IP consulting company in 2014, Soumei Consulting, Yoriko put a variety of clients on a concrete and strategic road to commercialization. Her specialties include intellectual property (IP), patent licensing, IP strategy, patent portfolio management, IP law, patent prosecution, standard-essential patents, due diligence and patent standards. Shireen Marshall, Ph.D., J.D. is the founder of Elevated IP, LLC. She counsels a wide range of clients with respect to Intellectual Property law matters relating to patent, trademark and copyright issues. Shireen helps clients evaluate IP ownership opportunities, procure domestic and foreign rights, and monitor and address potentially infringing uses by others. She specializes in domestic and foreign patent and trademark procurement, portfolio management, and IP landscape and comparative product assessments. She has more than a dozen years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, instrumentation, wearable devices, semiconductors, biofuels, solar technologies, mechanical devices and sporting goods. Shireen also helps her clients brand and trademark their products and services by advising on the strength and registerability of proposed marks and by working to procure domestic and foreign trademark rights. In the area of copyright law, Shireen counsels businesses, artists, models and athletes with respect to copyright ownership, model releases, sponsorship agreements, work for hire agreements, and fair use. Location: Boulder Public Library in the Canyon Room (North Building) The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.) The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the SBA, Colorado's institutions of higher education and local development organizations.

Fee: $ 40.00

Phone: 303-442-1475


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