Intellectual Property for Dummies: When to Patent, Trade Secret, and Copyright Your Product

A session at Blacks in Tech at SXSW Interactive

Saturday 9th March, 2013

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

This panel focuses on Intellectual Property for Start-ups. During the presentation Practioners, In-house Counsel at major companies and a Startup founder will discuss common pitfalls for startups. Orrick Firm will lead the talk discussing what is IP. When do you need a patent, trademark, etc. Then we will segway to a conversation on practical experience.

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Karl Mendes

Front-end engineer, the type of guy who could spend too much time talking about javascript and semantic HTML.... bio from Twitter

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Warrington Parker
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Shannon Spanhake

Deputy Innovation Officer, City of SF: Open Innovation in government bio from Twitter

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Nnena Ukuku

A Southern Transplant in San Francisco helping startups use the law to give them FULL creative freedom @ukukulawgroup Passionate Co-founder of @blackfounders bio from Twitter

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Sid Venkatesan

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10 attendees

  • Ben Barnett
  • Karl Mendes
  • Kathy Wirt
  • Lea Verou
  • Martine Syms
  • Nnena Ukuku
  • Roman Karachinsky
  • Shannon Spanhake
  • Sid Venkatesan
  • Warrington Parker

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  • Alex Benke, CFP®
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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Sat 9th March 2013


BiT House | Red River Room, Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown

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