This workshop will explore the different legal protections available for entrepreneurs, business executives, and creatives. We will discuss the basics of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and how these systems can be used to protect your creative output. Students will leave the workshop knowing what trademarks, patents, and copyrights are and when to consider applying such legal protections to their own creative efforts.
About the Instructor: Mr. Grissett is an intellectual property lawyer that helps new and established enterprises protect their innovations, minimize intellectual property (IP) related risk, and enforce IP rights and defend against IP right assertions. Mr. Grissett does this primarily through patent preparation and procurement, patent litigation, and various types of patent analysis. In addition, Mr. Grissett routinely advises companies on brand protection strategies, protection of creative works via copyrights, and technology transactions through drafting and negotiating joint development agreements, software development and service agreements, and licenses for all forms of IP. While Mr. Grissett has significant expertise in medical devices, his experience has been applied in a range of business settings including software development, alternative energy sources, apparel, and outdoor gear and equipment.