Reaping the Benefits of One’s Brain Power, Creativity, and Innovativeness Through the Procurement of, Protection of, and Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights. Presented by Susan Dierenfeldt-Troy, Attorney
Although it will distinguish the four types of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), the seminar will focus primarily on trademarks and copyrights since issues involving these two particular types of IP in particular are encountered by a wide range of small businesses. By the end of the seminar, the attendee will have a basic understanding of:
1) the differences between copyright and trademark protection;
2) the procedures for obtaining/securing copyright and trademark protection; and
3) licensing versus assignment of IP rights
In addition, the attendees will get some tips on steps to take to help prevent potentially costly allegations of trademark or copyright infringement against them or their businesses.
About Susan Dierenfeldt-Troy:
Attorney Susan Dierenfeldt-Troy practices intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) law and business law through the law firm of Troy & Schwartz, LLC in Miami, Florida. She is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Her intellectual property law practice involves: 1) procuring intellectual property protection on behalf of her clients (both individuals and business entities); 2) assisting clients in commercially exploiting their intellectual property through licensing and assignment agreements: 3) assisting clients in protecting their IP from the unauthorized usage of others; and 4) advising potential investors/business buyers on matters related to IP valuation and commercialization risks. Prior to attending law school, she was involved biotechnology and medical research in both industry and academia and is the senior and junior author of research papers published in peer-reviewed journals. While employed in industry, she won the annual award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution and another annual award for Cross- Functional Team Player of the Year. She is a volunteer venture coach with the University of Miami’s Launch Pad and teaches courses in business and intellectual property law at Miami Dade College through its continuing education department.