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Webinar: Intellectual Property Strategies to Protect Your Innovations

Thursday, 12 May, 2022 Written by Rachel Trem

Innovation is key to growth, specifically for Northeast Ohio manufacturers. Without thinking creatively and implementing new ideas and approaches, the industry will falter. We’ve seen the efficacy of innovation throughout our various stories of the Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio and have read the value of it in even the worst of times. Ultimately, innovation is vital to survival in today’s market.

Once you’ve harnessed how to approach your business growth through new methods and creative thinking, the next critical step is making sure to protect your work from all angles. To help you make all considerations, we’ve called on Dave Cupar, Chair of McDonald Hopkins’ Intellectual Property Department for our June 8, 2022 webinar, in partnership with the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce and Canton Chamber of Commerce. Cupar will provide insight on developing creative IP strategies that align with your business objectives while minimizing risks and maximizing value.

“With the rise of technology and e-commerce, infringers have increased in number and become more elusive,” Cupar says. “There are several types of intellectual properties available to boost and protect your bottom line and it’s important to understand which one is right for your business.”

Cupar’s discussion topics will include:

  • Identifying innovations
  • Understanding the different intellectual properties
  • Ensuring no issues with third party patents and intellectual property
  • Categorizing appropriate intellectual properties to protect your inventions

Cupar’s extensive experience makes him an invaluable speaker for this webinar. He is the Chair of McDonald Hopkins’ Intellectual Property (IP) Department and also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. His practice focuses on providing strategic solutions for innovation leaders and IP enforcement and dispute resolution strategies. As Chair of the IP Department, Cupar oversees an experienced team of more than 20 attorneys, paralegals and staff who counsel market-leading companies and institutions on cutting-edge IP issues around the world. Read more about Cupar here.

Register now for the June 8 webinar.

Categories: Innovation, Strategy


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