San Diego Intellectual Property Series 2017 Kickoff: IP Strategy is a Business Strategy

Join Fab Lab San Diego, San Diego Public Library and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for the Launch of the 2017 Intellectual Property Series with West Coast Regional USPTO Director John Cabeca.

This series supports entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers in the San Diego area, offering instructional seminars about developing and protecting intellectual property. Learn how both contribute to innovation and a potential successful startup.


IP Strategy is a Business Strategy

Do you have questions about patents, trademarks, and other ways to protect intellectual property? Come and meet West Coast Regional USPTO Director John Cabeca as he leads a discussion on intellectual property.

  • Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets

  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP?

  • Understanding the risks of early disclosure

  • How intellectual property and manufacturing overlap

  • What types of resources and assistance are available through the USPTO?

Come and meet Mr. John Cabeca at the San Diego Central Library from 5-7PM and join the discussion covering what you need to develop a strong IP Strategy to grow your business.

5pm - 5:30pm: Kickoff Reception

5:30pm - IP Strategy is a Business Strategy - John Cabeca, USPTO West Coast Regional Director, gives an overview of the different types of IP, discusses the risks of early disclosure, the overlap of IP and manufacturing, and more. Q&A to follow.

This event is free and open to the public.  Register here for the event by May 16, 2017.

Partners include: Fab Lab San Diego, San Diego Public Library, Downtown San Diego Partnership, UC San Diego Research Affairs Office of Innovation and Commercialization, and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce