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Ask the Expert – Keep Calm and Keep Inventing, hosted by SBDC at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, August 13, 2020 at Noon.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on August 8, 2020
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The SBDC invites you to join Jake Ward as he discusses Intellectual Property. This one hour, live “Ask the Intellectual Property Expert-Keep Calm and Keep Inventing” web chat was created for business owners and professionals who have a patent-able idea.

“Ask the Expert – Keep Calm and Keep Inventing”

Jake Ward live web-chat – August 13, 2020 at Noon.

In this webcast, Jake is going to discuss:

·    Small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors are really good at solving problems – and what is the pandemic but one big problem to be solved!

·    Every existing business has Intellectual Property (IP), including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, in one form or another.

·    IP has an inherent value as a form of property, which can be leveraged to ward off competition, or monetized by sale or license.

·    IP is also available as a tool to help entrepreneurs and inventors commercialize and be successful in new ventures.

·    Different types of IP, and the steps that business, entrepreneurs, and inventors can take to secure their IP.

Who should attend?

Business owners and professionals who have an invention or idea, or anyone interested in learning more on this topic.

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time: Noon

Price: No Cost

Register via email at dmspence@kent.edu for your link and calendar invite.

Thank you,

Deanna Spencer
Program Assistant
Ohio Small Business Development Center at
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Tolloty Technology Incubator
Email:  dmspence@kent.edu | Office: 330.308.7522 | www.sbdcksut.org

Meet the Expert

Jacob “Jake” M. Ward is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in the State of Michigan, and before the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Ward is also a registered Canadian Patent Agent, non-resident, admitted to practice before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Mr. Ward is the Founding Partner with the law firm of Ward Law Office LLC in Tiffin, Ohio. His practice consists of preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various technical arts, including the chemical, mechanical, and electrical arts. Mr. Ward also prepares legal opinions in relation to patentability, infringement, patent validity, and freedom to practice.

Mr. Ward received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Dayton and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo, College of Law. At the University of Toledo, Mr. Ward was also awarded a certificate of concentration in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Ward was also a Materials Chemist for several years at the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio, prior to starting his legal practice.

Mr. Ward is also the founding author of the legal blog “Anticipate This!” which provides light and humorous commentary on the practice of patent law, trademark law, and science & technology.

Mr. Ward is an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law, where he teaches classes on substantive Patent Law and Patent Practice. He has also previously taught classes on Business and Legal Ethics at Tiffin University.

About the Series

“Ask the Expert” series is an informational video series brought to you LIVE by the Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The purpose for the initiative is to help small businesses with critical issues during and after COVID-19 and through the business restart process. The SBDC at Kent State Tusc works with small businesses of all stages of growth to provide assistance in business start-up, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, sales, as well as other subject matter experts available at no cost for SBDC clients. For more information call 330-308-7479 or visit www.sbdcksut.org.

FAQ’s

How to Access the Webinar?

ONLINE FROM YOUR COMPUTER, VIA ACCESS LINK

How Do I Get A Live Access Link?

RESPOND TO dmspence@kent.edu WITH YOUR DESIRE TO ATTEND & WE WILL SEND YOU A LINK

How Long is the Session?

THIS IS A ONE HOUR-LONG SESSION

The Day Of – What Do I Need to Do?

CLICK THE LINK ON THE DAY OF THE SESSION FOR ACCESS.

EMAIL TO DEANNA ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 12

Is There A Fee?

NO – THIS IS A COURTESY OF YOUR LOCAL SBDC

Deadline to Request A Link?

THE DEADLINE FOR OBTAINING YOUR LINK TO THE WEBINAR IS AUGUST 12.

We look forward to serving you with this important information!

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