Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST
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The 15 Biggest Patent, Copyright and Trademark Mistakes

Starting a business can be difficult, and understanding the intellectual property aspects is often the hardest part.  Eric discusses the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights as they apply to small businesses.  The class includes the proper use of Provisional Patent Applications, differences between Utility and Design patents, effective use of the PCT, Madrid Protocol and trademark filings. He will also simplify the patent and trademark examination procedures, and give some tips of how to minimize legal expenses and maximize legal protection.


Eric Hanscom, a patent and trademark attorney at InterContinental IP, a Carlsbad-based law firm, demystifies the complex landscape of patents, trademarks and copyrights in this two-hour discussion. Eric has decades of experience as an attorney, most of it as a patent attorney focusing on intellectual property. As an intellectual property attorney, Eric has successfully filed and prosecuted thousands of patents, trademarks and copyrights for its clients in more than 50 countries.