Product developers: join us and learn IP best practices and principles from a panel of local experts:

  • SmartShape Design CEO Mike Maczuzak will share the designer’s perspective on IP, including common questions and challenges that come up around patents, agreements copyrights, and trademarks during the product development process.
  • Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP Attorney Eileen Mathews will share information for innovators and startups about the patent process as well as basic agreements for protecting ideas and inventions. Presentation will include types of patents, patent filing strategies, the patent prosecution process and basic information regarding NDA and license agreements.
  • Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP Attorney Rita Kline will share trademark and copyright 101, including various forms of protection available for branding and creative work, what might not need protected, and the best time to file. She’ll also touch briefly on the impact digital design is having in the trademark and copyright space.
  • Nimble Consulting Services Founder Jeff Barlow will share what you need to know before your next meeting with in-house legal counsel, sharing lessons learned from his time at Eaton and Swagelok.

Each panelist will share a 10-minute presentation, followed by an open audience Q&A with all panelists, moderated by SmartShape Design Marketing Manager Rachel Kresge.

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