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What Do I Need to Know? Recognizing Common IP Issues Faced by Startup Companies


Sabing Lee (He/Him)
Knobbe Martens, Partner
Jessica Achtsam (She/Her)
Knobbe Martens, Partner
Paul Stellman (He/Him)
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, Partner

In this session, we will cover the following topics: 

  • What types of IP can be used to protect your company?
  • Should you file for patent protection or rely on trade secrets?
  • Do you own your IP?
  • What agreements do you need to protect your rights?
  • How to build a robust patent portfolio
  • When do you need to file for patent protection?
  • How to avoid getting sued
  • Where should you start?