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TiE Panel: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage + An Introduction To ONAMI

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ISITE Design, 2030 NW Pettygrove St.
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



Intellectual Property Protection - Why and How?
TiE Panel: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage
Thursday April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

How to best protect the competitive advantage of your business? 
If your leg-up on the competition depends on your specific invention or innovation, should you patent? Claim copyright? Trademark? How, if at all, is that different for different types of products, for instance software versus hardware products? 
And why should you care?
Here are some people you can ask. 
Leigh Gill is an attorney for Immix Law Group, as well as a TiE Charter Member. 
His legal expertise and specific interests include intellectual property protection, and he brings real world experience from having worked as an account manager, business analyst, project manager and consultant in technology businesses.
Craig Evans is CEO and Founder of ESS (Energy Storage Solutions), a company focusing on products for clean and reliable energy. The energy sector is full of opportunity and competition for the next great solution to our planet's growing energy needs. With a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Craig has authored over 15 patents and patent applications.
Jim Huston is Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund and a TiE Charter Member. As a past Director of Intellectual Property at Intel Capital, as well as having taught at Lewis and Clark Law School and University of Portland Center for Entrepreneurship on areas where law, business and technology intersect, he has great experience -and some opinions- on these topics. 
We'll be discussing intellectual property, patents, legal issues and more, at our 
TiE Panel Discussion: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage on Thursday, April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Our Moderator for the evening's discussion, Brent Bullock, is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, and widely recognized as a leader in corporate and securities law. 

Networking mixer
Come enjoy a networking mixer prior to the discussion and speaker presentation, courtesy of event sponsors Perkins Coie LLP.

Introduction to ONAMI
As if the above panel discussion wasn't enough, we will be featuring a speaker from ONAMI, Oregon's first Signature Research Center, to introduce the organization and its activities. You may for instance not know that, among other things, ONAMI provides gap funding to entrepreneurs, to accelerate research and commercialization of materials science and related device- and system technologies.

This promises to be an evening jam-packed with useful information, insights and networking. 
Hurry and save your seat!

April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
TiE Members: $15; public: $25