IP Primer and Considerations for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups

Join the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Safet Metjahic of Stanzione & Associates for a discussion about what all inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about intellectual property.
The USPTO will provide a brief discussion on the various types of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets.
Safet Metjahic, partner at Stanzione & Associates, will provide insight into business considerations to be aware of when developing an IP portfolio.
Mr. Metjahic is a partner at Stanzione & Associates law firm in New York. He has extensive experience in complex patent litigation, post-grant exparte and inter-parte Patent Office proceedings, patent procurement and portfolio management, including preparation and prosecution, technology transfer, and client counseling. He has represented clients in a wide range of technologies, including electronics, electrical, software, telecommunications, business methods, medical and mechanical arts. Safet has more than 25 years of experience in dealing with IP matters, including more than 16 years of experience at the PTO, where he examined patent applications, reissue applications and reexamination applications.
A few notes:

  • For security purposes, you must RSVP (via a free ticket) with your full name.  Security will not allow walk-ins who are not on the RSVP list.
  • The visitor entrance to the building is at the intersection of 8th Avenue and W 15th Street, and you will need to show some form of identification.
  • If you are taking the subway, the A, C, E, and L trains have a subway stop inside the building (14th street stop). The 1, 2, and 3 trains are a little over a block away at W 14th and 7th Avenue (14th street stop).