1. You can learn how to protect your ideas. This one is a no brainer. Maybe you have a great idea, or perhaps you’ve dedicated years of research and work in a lab. It’s worth exploring how to best protect your intellectual property. There are patents, trademarks, copyrights and more. We know it gets tricky, and there are experts who are willing to share their knowledge about the matter without charging you one cent. Why? Because it’s important.
2. Your success depends on your IP strategy. That’s a bold statement- we know. But the truth of the matter is that your intellectual property is a company asset and should be managed as such. Even if you don’t want to own your IP, you do need to understand how this can impact your business. This means you need to develop your IP strategy just like you would for any other business asset. It’s also possible that by the time you’ve reached success with your startup, it might be too late to backtrack on the IP front- therefore, understanding and planning ahead are key.
3. Entrepreneurs never stop learning. You know this by now. You’ve been learning a whole new set of different skills in addition to the ones you already have. You’re learning how to market yourself and sell an idea. You’re learning about HR and accounting, tax law and supply chain. So, here’s your chance to learn about intellectual property, your options and begin to develop your own IP strategy.
The >>venture>> startup competition can help you get started. In partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI), we bring you a 2-part IP workshop in either Lausanne or Zurich. You can choose to attend either part of the workshops or both.
These introductory workshops are your opportunity to get some free facetime with an expert from the IPI, Kamran Houshang Pour. And trust us, this is his passion and he’s more than happy to address your individual questions.
If you’re ready to learn more from one of Switzerland’s best experts, then sign up for our free workshops.
Introduction to Intellectual Property:
Learn the basics of IP and how you can protect your ideas
Reserve your spot today
Patent Search Workshop
Work with an IP expert from the IPI to see if you have the freedom to operate and make sure your idea doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s IP.
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