Protecting Creative Ideas With Paul Hickman

Lecture Date: March 28th, 2012 @ 7pm.

You have this amazing idea. You haven't seen any other product or service that compares - but can you protect your creation or idea? Intellectual property law defines under what circumstances you have the right to the exclusive use of your idea or creation. Without this safeguard, anyone else can replicate your creation and you lose your competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Mr. Hickman's lecture gives an overview of intellectual property law with an emphasis on four major categories of legal protection, namely:

  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Trade Secret Law

This is your chance to learn the various do's and don'ts surrounding intellectual property law, as well as low-cost techniques which can help protect your ideas. Mr. Hickman will also discuss current trends in IP law with an eye towards the future.

This event is open to the public, totally free to attend, and is part of a Lecture Series sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Program at Cogswell.

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About Paul Hickman

Paul L. Hickman, A.B., BSEE, JD, CPVA founded the technology law firm of Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC (dba TIPS Group) in 2006. His practice includes patent and trademark prosecution and IP counseling, licensing and litigation. He obtained his A.B. degree from Stanford University, his B.S.E.E. degree from San Jose State University, his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA) designation from The Business Development Academy. Mr. Hickman served as President of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) from 2002-2003, was an Adjunct Professor of IP Law at Peninsula University School of Law from 1986-1999, was an Instructor of IP Law at Santa Clara University Institute for Paralegal Studies from 1987-1998, and became of faculty member of CPVA in 2011.

March 23, 2012