2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Creating an Effective IP Strategy—What Startups Need to Know

Tuesday, November 29
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage - Hall D

Brandon Blackwell


Brandon Blackwell
Wolf Greenfield

When a company is establishing its presence in the marketplace, developing, protecting and managing its intellectual property (IP) is essential to maintaining a competitive edge and aids in the long-term success of the company, regardless of sector. 

In this workshop designed specifically for the unique needs of startups, founders and entrepreneurs in the industry, you will learn: 

  • How to design an IP strategy and expand your IP portfolio on a budget
  • How to identify inventions and file patent applications (including how provisional applications are often misused)
  • How to preserve patentability (including avoiding on sale bar issues and avoiding unintentional disclosure)
  • Best practices for internal IP hygiene (including best practices for trade secret protection and employment assignments)
  • Best practices for interactions with third parties (including how to identify potentially problematic interactions with outside vendors and collaborators, and how best to handle IP ownership issues with third parties)
  • Best practices for developing IP strategies for commercialization
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