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Saturday, March 9 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Intellectual Property for Dummies: When to Patent, Trade Secret, and Copyright Your Product LIMITED

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This panel focuses on Intellectual Property for Start-ups. During the presentation Practioners, In-house Counsel at major companies and a Startup founder will discuss common pitfalls for startups. Orrick Firm will lead the talk discussing what is IP. When do you need a patent, trademark, etc. Then we will segway to a conversation on practical experience.

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Nnena Ukuku

Co - Founder and CEO, Black Founders Startup Ventures
@Nnena Ukuku is an attorney who works with early stage startups. She works with them because, like her, they believe they can change their world and are passionate. She is involved in Black Founders because she wants to see minorities and women thrive–not simply survive. Nnena is active... Read More →

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Karl Mendes

@Karl Mendes is a web developer specialized in front-end development.  
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Warrington Parker

@Warrington S. Parker, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, is a member of the Litigation Group. Mr. Parker's practice focuses on the representation of defendants and plaintiffs in litigation matters and appeals, including criminal matters, trade secrets misappropriation and comm... Read More →
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Shannon Spanhake

@Shannon Spanhake is the Deputy Innovation Officer for the Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the City and County of San Francisco. Her focus is on using innovation to enable job creation, citizen engagement, and urban revitalization. Prior to this role, Spanhake worked at a startup founded with... Read More →
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Sid Venkatesan

@Mr. Siddhartha Venkatesan is an associate in Orrick's Intellectual Property Group.  Mr. Venkatesan's practice focuses on high stakes, highly complex patent and trade secrets litigation on behalf of technology companies located in Silicon Valley and internationally.  Mr. Venkatesan has represented clients... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am CST
BiT House | Red River Room Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N Interstate 35

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