WHAT: A free seminar series on intellectual property basics for Temecula's business community. This interactive and practical series will provide a basic overview of patents, copyrights and trademarks, while also answering questions about preparing patent applications and how to file for a patent. Entrepreneurs, investors, startups, inventors and anyone interested in learning how intellectual property and patents can help their business will benefit from these classes.
WHO: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property firms in the United States, in conjunction with the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange.
WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday, beginning Feb. 28 and running through July 25. The seminar schedule is as follows:
* February 28: "What intellectual property is, and why it may be important to your startup"
* March 28: "How to enter the patent world strategically and economically"
* April 25: "How to file for a patent"
* May 23: "The meaning of patent infringement and patent litigation"
* June 27: "How to use copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets to your advantage"
* July 25: TBA
SPEAKERS: Knobbe Martens' patent attorneys Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar. Jeide specializes in several areas of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, legal opinion work and licensing. Cromar focuses on IP counseling and patent preparation and prosecution.
WHERE: Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, CA 92590
COST: Classes are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited so please RSVP via http://tve2ipbasicsseries.eventbrite.com.