BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo TCIE is hosting a new
seminar for business professionals interested in learning the
fundamentals of intellectual property (IP).
"Intellectual Property Breakfast Seminar: What Every Business
and Technical Leader Needs to Know" will explore issues such as
patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, patent
trolls and defensive publishing.
Offered in conjunction with Executive IP, an education services
provider, the program is aimed at wide array of business
professionals, including executives and middle managers in research
and development, sales, marketing and engineering. It is especially
appropriate for innovative companies wanting to use IP forms to
create a barrier to entry -- obstacles that make it difficult for
competitors to enter the market.
"We believe that Western New York businesses will reap benefits
if their employees understand the importance of IP and have insight
into how IP is managed for the good of the company," said Timothy
Leyh, UB TCIE executive director. "We're partnering with Executive
IP to deliver what we believe is an important professional
development training topic."
The seminar's facilitator is Executive IP President Thomas
Colson, Esq., an IP lawyer and inventor of five U.S. patents.
"Our vocabulary is growing every day with new terms that
intersect with intellectual property -- terms that all business and
technical leaders must understand to be part of the conversation,"
Colson said. "We don't need to be experts. We simply need to
understand the basics. We need to know just enough to reduce our
risks and see opportunities."
Since the rise of the Internet, IP is at "front and center as a
main component of business planning that is used to block
competitors from entering new markets, extract licensing revenue
from competitors and non-competitors, and generally dominate market
segments," Colson said.
The seminar is scheduled from 8-10 a.m. on Nov. 15 at the Ramada
Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd., Amherst. For
more information or to register, contact Kerry Lynch at
716-645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
register by Nov. 8.
TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence. It provides a
dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's
business community. Its core focus on operational excellence drives
continuous improvement, and its engineering solutions ignite
innovation and technological advancement. For more information on
how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu
or call 716-645-8800.