DARTMOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORK OF DC
Please join us for a meeting and a discussion with Peter Weissman, Emerging Business Practice at Blank Rome, LLP. Peter will talk about the legal issues that confront entrepreneurial startups with special emphasis on matters of intellectual property.
Title of the Talk: Protecting Your Ideas and Brands with Patents and Trademarks; and Company Formation
Note that Peter will be offering to any DEN DC startup a free review and evaluation of a draft provisional patent.
Abstract of the Talk
Nearly every business has an idea or brand that can be protected by a patent or trademark. This presentation will enable you to identify and protect those assets to achieve your business goals. Learn how to avoid common patent and trademark pitfalls as you grow your company. Don't be the company that says "my competitor has a patent on something we did years before but didn't know was patentable." Also learn how to choose a legal entity that is right for you.
Peter Weissman -- Biography
Peter Weissman is a partner at a private international law firm, where he has prosecuted hundreds of patents before the Patent & Trademark Office and litigated patent infringement cases in court. Peter counsels clients to best achieve their legal and business goals, including protecting ideas and brands, forming companies, and identifying and negotiating growth opportunities and investments. He is a frequent speaker on patent / trademark / copyright procurement and strategies for start-up and established companies, as well as general counseling of entrepreneurs.
He can be reached at Weissman@blankrome.com or http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?contentID=10&bioID=3035.