Innovation Miniseries: “Where Do I Begin?”
Have you ever had a great idea you thought could make money but didn’t know what your next step should be? The Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson University is partnering with the law firm Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP of Rochester for a business miniseries called, “Where do I begin?” The Shipley Center can play a central role in helping you commercialize your idea and assist in taking your idea to market.
This miniseries ran three consecutive Mondays, May 7, 14, and 21, 6 pm to 8 pm, in Clarkson University’s newly renovated Peyton Hall Conference Room, 65 Main Street, Potsdam.
The topics for May 7th were "Prototyping: What is involved in taking your idea from paper to a functional product", and "Patenting Your Idea:: Dennis Danella Esq., a patent attorney from Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, will discuss the process of patenting, as well as copyrights and trademarks.
The topics for May 14th were "Hiring Your First Employee: Why is a job application and description so important" and what paperwork is required to be compliant with state and federal law, and "Financial Management: What is required for new business start ups, entity selection and proper record keeping".
The topic for May 21st were "Marketing & Branding: Why it is important to identify your product or service and convince customers to see you as the only one that provides your unique service or product."
Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP is a law firm out of Rochester, NY that represents companies in a variety of intellectual property matters and has worked with companies in industrial, retail, and medical fields to obtain and protect intellectual property including trade secrets. Additionally, they assist companies in protecting their intellectual property from undesired exploitation by employees, independent contractors and third-parties.
Contact Robyn Seifert, Program Coordinator for the Shipley Center for Innovation, at 268-7610 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 04-13-2012
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