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What is intellectual property and why should I care?

  • Thu, October 20, 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • make717 Innovation Center

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Join make717 as guest speaker, Joseph R. Falcon partner at Barley Snyder Attorneys at Law, leads us through "What is intellectual property and why should I actually be concerned with it".

  The seminar will be held within walking distance of the make717 Innovation Center, in a classroom on the branch campus of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.  It will run from 7 to 8 pm, with 15 minutes for question and answer followed by a guided tour of the make717 Innovation Center.  

Here is a preview of what Joe will be sharing:

According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), intellectual property is “ownership of a dream, an idea, an improvement, an emotion that we can touch, see, hear, and feel. It is an asset just like your home, your car, or your bank account.”

Intellectual property like real property can create wealth. Inventions, creations, and secrets have value because the laws governing intellectual property provide an edge over competitors. In the United States, intellectual property is broken down into patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, with the patents being most alike to real property.

This is a free event sponsored by make717 and Barley Snyder.  Space is limited so registration is required.

Joe Falcon is an intellectual property, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney. As a member of the Intellectual Property Law group and the Business Transactions practice group, Joe practices all phases of patent and trademark law, including prosecution, licensing, litigation, validity and infringement studies, and IP related business counseling. Joe assists clients ranging from early-stage startups to established companies in developing and commercializing patent portfolios and implementing strategies that meet the client's business needs.

Joe holds a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, where he specialized in ceramics, polymers, and metals. Joe also has technical experience in mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering.

Visit their website at: http://www.barley.com.

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