Fall 2014 Educational Sessions
Hulsey Calhoun’s Fall Startup Educational Series 2014
An Autumn of Opportunities for Strategic & Value-Focused IP Instructions and Dialogues
(Webinars, Expert Speakers & Selected Panelist Share Their Insights)
Starting Out in IP Protection—Essential IP Management Reasons & Responsibilities
Myths about Intellectual Property and why protecting IP is crucial to business success. Why IP allows you to be an entrepreneur and affects your company valuation. New patent release strategies (e.g., Tesla Motors) and why they makes sense.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014
Bootstrap IP—Saving Money and Taking Advantage of Today’s IP Laws
A quick guide to free legal services for patenting your invention. How to triage your IP needs and save big bucks on a patent attorney. How the America Invents Act benefits early stage entrepreneurs.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014
IP Strategies for Starting and Launching Your Business
Essential IP aspects for participating in Startup Week, Global Innovation Week, SXSW Interactive and similar venues. Essential IP provisions needed in agreement and establishing rates and royalties for designing and improving new products and services.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014
“What’s Law Got to Do With It?”—Copyright Infringement and Fair Use
The fine lines between copyright infringement, fair use, counterfeiting, and piracy online. Myths that business owners believe about using copyrighted materials.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014
“Secret Sauces” & Proprietary Information—Protections and Precautions
How to keep your business secrets private, and the downsides of failing to keep IP safe and sound.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2014
Your Business Name and Laws for Establishing It—Recent Stories
How to avoid trademark infringement in launching new products and promotions, and what recent major media events can teach us about trademarks.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2014
“We’re From the Government, And We’re Here to Help”—No, Really!
Our government is devoted to startups and growing businesses: Come learn about startup programs and responsibilities within the U.S. Commerce Department, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, The Department of Justice, the International Trade Commission, and The World Intellectual Property Organization.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014
Patent Trolls & Patent Reform—Where Are We Now?
Abusive Patent Litigation and Patent trolls: A current debate on the issue of patent trolls and how/whether the 2014-2015 Congress is addressing the problems they pose.
Webinar; Noon – 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014