Your idea is precious to you and you hope will be worth something in the marketplace. One is never sure until you gather information from the marketplace. This event is about easy things you can do to protect your ideas and products before sharing your ideas with others. The purpose of this workshop is to have the entrepreneur/inventor understand what should be in place for protecting their inventions or goods before attending trade shows, talking to anyone, whether potential investors or friends or placing content on the internet. Upon completing the workshop, the attendee will understand formal and informal ways to protect their intellectual property such as how to use copyright and trademark notices, how a provisional patent application would work for their invention and the power of a federally registered trademark when marketing and advertising especially on the internet.
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Damian Wasserbauer is a registered patent lawyer who concentrates his practice on intellectual property filings, acquisitions and protection. He is involved in all aspects of the trademark and patent process, including prosecution, licensing, litigation and transactions. He is experienced in acquiring and evaluating patent rights for complex technologies. Damian internalizes his clients’ goals and business objectives, and crafts the appropriate legal strategies to achieve those goals, whether they be acquiring patent rights in an area or prosecuting already held patents.
Damian also has significant experience in trademark filings, renewal and the overall trademark process. He focuses his practice on counseling, negotiations, IP asset management and strategy, IP litigation and litigation management and dispute resolution, quality methodology applied to legal services, transactions and licensing, and IP issues relating to international relations. His practice involves providing opinions on clearance of new designs, freedom-to-operate, infringement, freedom to operate and manufacture, and validity of patents. In addition, he has drafted or overseen the drafting of hundreds of patent applications for electrical, electronics, telecommunications, and software-based technologies. In trademarks, he is a prolific filer of applications, the prosecution thereof, renewals, and manages brand portfolios for companies worldwide.