Intellectual Property

Pitching Innovation/Public Speaking

Pitching Innovation/Public Speaking

Many great ideas languish because otherwise brilliant people cannot make the right presentation to management or investors or prospects when an opportunity is at hand. Simply, strong presentation skills can help you bring your innovative ideas to life. Our program

Right of Publicity

Right of Publicity

Publicity laws and penalties are in place to prevent others from taking control of your image and using it for their own commercial benefit. Governments and law enforcement agencies care a lot about publicity rights. It doesn’t matter whether a

Trade Dress

Trade Dress

Trade dress is a form of trademark protection. Where classic trademarks are typically comprised of words and designs and combinations of words and designs, trade dress is concerned with the total image or overall appearance of products and packaging such

Confidential Information

Confidential Information

Confidential Information is salient, private, business-related information shared with another party.  Few people really understand confidential information or appreciate the impact such information has on an enterprise; particularly when it’s lost or stolen.  Confidential information is the lifeblood of many

Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

A trade secret is something not reasonably known or discovered by others which advantages a business over competitors.  Trade secrets can be more valuable than patents, copyrights and trademarks because of their potential for perpetual exclusivity and a never-to-be-published nature.

Copyrights

Copyrights

Copyrights grant the creator of an original creative work an exclusive right to determine how and if an original work may be used by others. Now, consider that we’re in the age of information, of content. The internet has led to

Trademarks

A trademark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies the particular source of a product or service. Trademarks touch almost every part of a business. In addition to being valuable corporate assets and the foundation of your corporate

Executive IP: The Movie

Executive IP: The Movie

This is the world’s first actor-driven, feature film on intellectual property fundamentals. Just get your popcorn, sit back, and watch the wonderful world of intellectual property unfold before your eyes. Patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, defensive publishing, open source,

False Advertising and Puffery

False Advertising and Puffery

The difference between puffery and false advertising is a successful branding campaign on one side and massive penalties on the other. And the line between the two can be surprisingly thin and fuzzy. So thin and fuzzy that companies competing

How to Read a Patent

How to Read a Patent

Reading patents can be difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. This task is made much easier when you understand the anatomy of a patent, and use the appropriate reading methodology associated with your goals. For example, reading a patent in connection