When to keep your mouth shut: basic strategies for patents and trade secrets

Apr 14 9:00 am — 10:00 am

Event Details

Your company keeps its cash in the bank, right? You regularly maintain your company vehicles and take care of your expensive equipment.

Well, your intellectual property is an asset, too. Just like your cash, your property and your equipment, your IP is a valuable asset that needs protection.

But, what should that protection look like? What kind of protection makes sense? And how much should you spend on it?

This webinar will cover the basics of patents, trade secrets and what criteria you should consider. The session will cover:

  • what patents and trade secrets are
  • the pros and cons of each
  • the costs of each and
  • multiple things to consider

Your IP strategy needs to take all areas of your business into consideration. We will look at evaluating the options and discuss some alternative traits patents and trade secrets have that you may not have thought about.

Instructor: David Walker, Shasta-Cascade SBDC Director

David has over 25 years of direct experience in nearly every facet of business, with in-depth knowledge in many areas, including equity capital, leadership, intellectual property (IP), technology licensing and SBIR/STTR programs.


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