SEMINAR: Intellectual Property and Contract Law Boot Camp for Business Owners

About this Seminar:
This two-section workshop will teach you practical and foundational knowledge about intellectual property and contract law that every small business owner needs to know when it comes to preserving your valuable intellectual property rights, protecting your business interests, and ensuring that every contract you draft or sign is legally sound.
Expect to learn about the following topics:
      • A basic primer on patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets
      • The benefits of registering your intellectual property
      • How to leverage your intellectual property to gain an advantage in the marketplace
      • Situations in which you may want to license or assign your intellectual property
      • How to enforce your intellectual property against infringers


      • What constitutes a legally binding contract
      • Which key provisions you’ll need in order to protect your business and intellectual property assets
      • How to ensure getting paid via solid contractual language
      • Common contractual pitfalls to watch out for
      • How to avoid costly litigation
About the Presenters:
Jia J. Feng is a registered patent attorney who helps her clients secure and enforce their intellectual property rights, resolve legal disputes, and make informed business decisions. Prior to her law career, Jia was a research scientist in the fields of physical chemistry and biology. During her time as a Ph.D. candidate, she also taught biology laboratory courses at a large research university. Now, as a member of the Res Nova Law team, Jia who uses a methodical and analytic approach to create effective intellectual property and business solutions for her clients. Outside of law and science, Jia enjoys drawing, painting, reading science fiction novels, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her pup.
Matthew N. Miller is a registered patent attorney who prosecutes patents and trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and carries litigation experience covering a wide scope of topics such as utility and design patents, unfair competition, contracts, fraud, and constitutional rights—including before the U.S. Supreme Court. As a member of the Res Nova Law team, Matt helps his clients secure and protect their intellectual property rights, resolve business disputes, and skillfully navigate each stage of litigation. Outside the office, you’ll find Matt with his wife and three young children, searching for hills on his road bike, and contemplating design.

*In partnership with Prosper Portland, we are thrilled to be able to offer people of color scholarships to any  training activity. Eligible clients need to have a home or business address within the city of Portland. Our goal is to make business education accessible to everyone in our community. Please follow the steps outlined on the following page to be considered for this opportunity: Prosper Portland Scholarship.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A TRAINING ACTIVITY IF YOU PLAN ON APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – wait until your scholarship application has been approved or denied and then proceed with registration. You will be contacted via phone or email by Prosper Portland after we receive your application. Questions? Call Effie Stansbery at 503-896-5075

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Mercy Corps Northwest | 43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA
43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA

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