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Space Still Available at Workshops on Patent Law and Licensing

RELEASED: Feb. 20, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — Space is still available in two workshops on the "Myths and Realities of Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law Fundamentals."

Presented by The Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension, the courses are designed for business owners, research and development managers, inventors, engineers, investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and managers. Companies of all sizes that want to commercialize new product ideas and have trademarks to clear, protect or license, and others in business and technology will benefit.

Program presenters are Anthony Bourget, one of the leaders in intellectual property law in western Wisconsin, and Michael T. Hess, a patent attorney and associate with Bourget Law.

  • "Patent Law Fundamentals" will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 5. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of patent law, types of patents and explain how a patent can help protect new products or ideas.
  • "Basics of IP Licensing and Trademark Law Fundamentals will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 12. The workshop will cover the basics of licensing, demonstrate the significance of trademarks, and discuss how to maximize the benefits of trademarks.

Workshops will be held at the Chippewa Valley Technical College, Gateway Campus.

The fee is $89 per person or $150 for those registering for both programs at the one time. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities should be requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Jim Mishefske for accommodations or with program questions at 715-836-5811 or 866-893-2423, or e-mail ce@uwec.edu or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711).

The Small Business Development Centers are members of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network, a coalition of more than 100 partner organizations which provide access to services for small business throughout Wisconsin.

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