IP for SMEs – Intellectual Property Considerations for Small and Medium Enterprises
Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 10:30 am United States (GMT -07:00) Pacific
Speaker: Soody Tronson, Founder and Principal at STLGip
Establishing a strong IP strategy is difficult for any company, but it can be especially difficult for startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Knowing when and how to establish an effective IP strategy can help differentiate a company from the competition.
This webinar will cover some of the key intellectual property issues which may be implicated at various business stages/events. We will also review some of the common IP issues often overlooked by SME’s when developing their IP strategy and how to minimize unintended consequences.
Suggested Audience: IP professionals working with SMEs, In-house IP counsel for SMEs, startup founders.
Outline of the Talk
- The top 5 IP rights
- When IP rights related issues may arise
- IP checklist for various business stages
About the Speaker
Soody Tronson is the founder and principal at STLGip, a Silicon Valley boutique technology law firm, counseling domestic and international clients in a wide range of technologies. Soody is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in law, technology, and management. The firm specializes in all aspects of patents and trademark preparation and prosecution, as well as technology transactions (e.g. licensing). She is a frequent lecturer at domestic and international forums, instructs courses on IP, licensing, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship; and serves as mentor with several organizations. She is the Chair of the Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter; and Member of the Board of Directors, and Co-Chair of Patent section with the Palo Alto Area Bar Association.