Inventor Legal & Business Boot Camp

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:30am

This program is designed for those that create or own intellectual property (inventors, makers, artists, licensing organizations, etc.) and the attorneys that represent them.

Because intellectual property ("IP") owned by individuals and small businesses is a key component and contributor to the Tennessee and U.S. economy, the Tennessee Bar Association will conduct an Inventor Legal & Business Bootcamp to educate all attendees about the legal and business aspects of Intellectual Property and its role in starting a business. The Bootcamp will address:

  • The attorney's role in representing inventors, makers, artists and businesses who build businesses based on the ownership or licensing of IP.
  • The importance of protecting IP rights (patent, trademark and copyright).
  • The steps and information needed for filing IP applications with the USPTO.
  • Choosing and formalizing the best business organization to operate.
  • The legal aspects of each business organization.
  • The importance of maintaining a corporate structure.
  • Investment options (including crowdfunding) available and the legal aspects of those options including understanding and developing Business Plans and Term Sheets.
  • Licensing and Contractual considerations.

Materials for this program will be made available online.

Immediately following the CLE program, join your fellow attendees for a light reception and connect with the panelists, attorneys, makers, inventors, entrepreneurs and community leaders. TBA staff will be on hand to share more information about the TBA patent pro bono program.

If you would like to attend this program and do not need CLE, you may sign up here.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

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