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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Contracts and Intellectual Property

Date(s): March 14, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM  EST - 4:00 PM  EST

4031 University Drive Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22030

Organization Details

Organization: Mason Enterprise Center

March 14th, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.
An entrepreneur starts a company with an idea, then the company is propelled forward through its business relationships. In the law, these two things are guided by two different branches: Intellectual Property and Contracts. This is a three-hour course, designed to give a practical overview of contracts, intellectual property, and how these two branches of law interplay for entrepreneurs.

Part 1. Ideas vs Intellectual Property
Why have Intellectual Property?
The four forms if IP
Registration and chain of title
Part 2. Contracts
Why have contracts: Expectation and Risk
Elements typically found
Impact of Laws
Multi-party and subcontracts
Breaches and remedies
Part 3. Practical Interplay Between Intellectual Property and Contracts
Focus on property protection, relationship of parties
Employee, partner, customer, subcontractor, vendor
Ownership transfer, sharing, license
Modify default law
Licensee or franchisee
Speaker: Dr. Michael Mort
Dr. Mort has been an Engineer, Entrepreneur, Novelist, and Attorney. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University. He turned that research into a product idea and started a software company, grew it during the 1990s, then negotiated the company's sale, and stayed on to preside over the merged organization for several more years before moving on. Throughout the life cycle of his own company Dr. Mort used several advisors, some valuable, some not so much. He realized that advisors help the most when they can bring outside industry experiences to bear on issues the entrepreneur faces. So he became a business attorney and now serves as Legal Business Counsel to a number of small to medium sized businesses in Northern Virginia. He loves to use his education and experience to guide other entrepreneurs along the path from ideas to wealth through the planned magnetization of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
JD George Washington Univ.
PhD Electrical Engineering  Southern Methodist Univ.
MS Electrical Engineering and MS Math Univ. of Minnesota
BS Math    Michigan State Univ.
Register Here
Date/Time: March 14, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mason Enterprise Center |4031 University Drive |Fairfax, VA 22030
Cost: $60.00 (Non MEC Clients)/ $30.00 (MEC Clients): code for MEC discount: (MECCLIENT) | Registration is limited to 30 participants

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