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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTREPRENEURISM SERIES – FROM CONCEPT TO CASH
September 20, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Part Two of the IP and Entrepreneurism Series for University of Houston engineering faculty, students and staff will be held on Friday, September 20.
Engineering faculty, students, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend an important training session on From Concept to Cash:
- Financing and the Venture Capital Process – Seed money, angel investors, venture capital, expansion capital and going public
- Simulated Shark Tank – Lithosphere Software (an actual business partly owned by Aaron Levine)
- Protecting the Big Idea – competition and competitive advantage, barriers to entry
- Local Resources for Start-Ups
The purpose of the new series is to raise awareness and understanding about commercializing research, protecting inventions (aka The Big Idea), liability issues, financing, patents, license agreements, trade secrets, branding, marketing and more.
The training will be provided by Aaron Levine and Matt Todd, partners and co-chairs of the New Ventures & Corporate Transactions Group in locally-based law firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP. Novak et al is a national IP practice with offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Boston, West Palm Beach and Wilmington. Their clients span a diverse group of industries and technologies from electronic commerce, telecommunications to biotech and pharmaceuticals.
Please note that attendees may attend any or all of the sessions. (Attendance of Part One is not a requisite to attend Part Two.)