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Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Your Most Important Asset

Live Webinar: Protect Your Most Important Asset: Intellectual Property

November 03, 2021
2:00 pm EDT

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In competitive, fast-moving industries, engineers must constantly be generating knowledge. The ability to innovate (in the form of software code, engineering drawings, specifications, methods, procedures, and more) defines a company and its place in the competitive landscape.

Innovation alone is not enough to thrive in a crowded, quickly-changing market. Businesses must protect their intellectual property in order to benefit from the raw value of novel ideas. However, protecting your most important asset can also be a barrier to monetizing your invention. Navigating centuries-old intellectual property laws to protect cutting-edge technology can slow down the time it takes to bring your newest innovation to market. Yet, disregarding this crucial step within the innovation lifecycle can negate years of R&D.

Protecting Critical IP

How do you protect your IP in a way that works for your organization in today’s landscape? Join and as we discuss how modern businesses can:

  • Dermine the best way(s) to protect innovation.
  • Streamline patenting with lower costs and greater certainty.
  • Close the gap between IP professionals and R&D teams.

About The Speakers

Erik Garcell PhD – Innovation Product Manager, Erik works directly with clients across the globe and’s development team to enable AI-assisted workflow solutions that help engineers find new ideas, rank them for novelty against related prior art, and write clear, crisp disclosures when advancing ideas to IP teams.

Erik earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Rochester, as well as a Master of Science in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management. His research on the interactions of femtosecond laser pulses with metals at the U of R’s Institute of Optics resulted in six published articles. His research and graduate education were supported by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Erik has two patents from his time working at Kodak Alaris as an Innovation Research Scientist and IP Coordinator before moving to

Jim Anderton – Director of Content, Multimedia, Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and online publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.

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