San Francisco SBDC

IDEAS TO ASSETS: A Practical Guide to Patents and Copyrights

IDEAS TO ASSETS: A Practical Guide to Patents and Copyrights

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm

This is a 2-hour seminar presented by Joe D. Calhoun, a registered patent attorney with over 25 years of experience in assisting entrepreneurs and business owners achieve the benefits of intellectual property rights. He will discuss fundamental legal principles and procedures associated with protecting an invention (patents), and a work of authorship or art (copyrights). As time permits, he will also present an overview for protecting intellectual property when dealing with third parties, such as manufacturers, distributors or infringers.

patent allows the holder to prevent another from making, using or selling the patented invention for 20 years from the application filing date. The presentation will cover the basics of the patent process, such as determining whether to pursue patenting of an invention, the requirements that must be met before receiving a patent, and the transfer of patent rights such as licensing or assignment.

Copyrights allow the owner the sole right to publicly display (or perform) an original artistic creation and to make copies and derivatives based upon it … for at least 70 years after the creator’s death. The presentation will discuss establishing copyrights, the purpose and benefit of registering the copyrights with the Library of Congress, and understanding the owner’s rights when dealing with third parties.

Jossiel Cruseta
Small Business Administration (SBA)
455 Market Street 6th Floor
San Francisco

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