Patent Basics for Technology Startups
In this legal series for technology startups, each session will cover an important legal topic relevant to your technology startup company such as securing finance, executive compensation, corporate formation, and intellectual property.
In the first seminar of the series on January 25, 2016, IP Attorney Jason Amsel will cover patent basics, from putting early safeguards in place to protect rights to your innovations, applying for a patent, devising a patent strategy and building a portfolio to help your startup reach and exceed its business objectives.
Why You Should Attend
For technology startups patents can literally make or break the company, from securing funding to increasing market value to waning off competition. Understanding patent fundamentals is critical to making strategic decisions around your intellectual property and avoiding pitfalls that may unintentionally void rights to your hard-earned innovations.
What You Will Learn
- What is a patent and what do I get with it
- The value of patents
- Best practices for developing a patent strategy
- How to apply for a patent (process, timeline, cost)
- Guidelines for building a portfolio
- Common pitfalls that may affect intellectual property rights
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is geared towards those involved in the beginning stages of a technology startup looking to develop a patent strategy or grow a patent portfolio. This course will benefit engineers, C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, general counsel, investors and others involved in a technology startup.
About Jason Amsel
Jason Amsel is a new resident of Austin, TX where he lives with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, and two cats. For the past 10 years prior to moving to Austin, Jason lived and worked in Silicon Valley, where he helped build patent portfolios for companies such as GoPro, Google, Honda, and many technology startups. Jason is looking forward to being a part of Austin’s thriving technology and startup community as it continues to grow.
About Fenwick & West LLP
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, visit fenwick.com.