Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurism Series for Engineering Faculty and Students - Basics and the Big Idea

Friday, September 13, 2013 11:30 am - 1 pm

Part One of the IP and Entrepreneurism Series for University of Houston engineering faculty, students and staff will be held on Friday, September 13.

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Engineering faculty, students, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend an important training session on Basics and the Big Idea:

  • Starting a business
  • The Big Idea (aka your Business Pan)
  • Where and Why to incorporate
  • Incorporating
  • Business Organizations — Sole Proprietorships/Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Company
  • Taxes in Texas — Federal v. State, C Corp, S Corp
  • Texas LLCs

The purpose of the new series is to raise awareness and understanding about commercializing research, protecting inventions (aka The Big Idea), liability issues, financing, patents, license agreements, trade secrets, branding, marketing and more.

The training will be provided by Aaron Levine and Matt Todd, partners and co-chairs of the New Ventures & Corporate Transactions Group in locally-based law firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP. Novak et al is a national IP practice with offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Boston, West Palm Beach and Wilmington. Their clients span a diverse group of industries and technologies from electronic commerce, telecommunications to biotech and pharmaceuticals.

Please note that attendees may attend any or all of the sessions. (Attendance of Part One is not a requisite to attend Part Two.)

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University of Houston Classroom and Business Building Room 104
Free, Registration required
Colleges of Engineering, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Division of Research, University of Houston
Lisa Robertson, 713-743-4210,