CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Small Business Development Center sponsors intellectual property
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Small Business Development
Center is presenting a seminar, "Intellectual Property: The Software
Developers Crown Jewels," from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at
the Radisson Hotel, 2525 N. Dodge St., in Iowa City.
Gregory G. Williams, registered patent attorney with Simmons, Perrine,
Albright and Ellwood in Cedar Rapids will be the speaker. Williams, who
holds a law degree, a master of business administration (MBA) degree, and
a bachelor's degree in physics from the UI, will give practical tips on
how to protect intellectual property rights and on how to avoid violating
the rights of others.
He will discuss pitfalls to avoid with respect to patenting computer
software, how to maintain trade secret status in a collaborative environment,
software licensing, consulting contracts, and practical procedures to reduce
exposure to copyright infringement claims.
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Iowa Software Association. Registration
fee is $60 for association members, $75 for non-members. To avoid a $10
late fee, please register by Sept. 28. For more information, call the Small
Business Development Center at (319) 335-3742.