Date

Jun 25 2024

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Frontier 800

Cost

FREE

Category

On the Menu
Photo of Kevin E. Flynn with the logo for On the Menu
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On the Menu: Patent Intro for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need to understand what the patent system can and cannot do. Entrepreneurs also need to know what actions are tripwires for the patent system. Sometimes, it is the action of the entrepreneur that blows up their ability to obtain a patent. While a basic understanding of patent fundamentals will not provide the know-how to write patent application, it will help you make strategic decisions as you consider patent attorneys and talk to potential investors.

In an effort to keep this event accessible, we will be offering a hybrid experience for participants. When checking out, be mindful to select between an “In-Person Ticket” and a “Zoom Ticket.” For those not located in NC, we welcome you to join us over zoom.

Zoom Link: https://rtp-org.zoom.us/j/85233199716

Game Plan

11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Doors to the waiting room open

11:30 a.m. | In-Person | Registration opens & lunch is available

12:00 p.m. | Event begins

1:00 p.m. | Go on back to work!

Our Session Leader

Part engineer, part lawyer, part advocate and part coach, Kevin E. Flynn uses all these skills to be a patent attorney. Initially trained in both Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, he later obtained a Master’s Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. After working as an engineer and earning a Professional Engineering license from the State of North Carolina, he went back to school and earned his law degree with honors from Duke Law School. After a few years in patent litigation, including time spent with Fish & Neave in New York City, he moved to helping companies protect their ideas and avoid legal problems. Kevin is the right fit to seek patents if an engineer made a tangible thing better. Otherwise, Kevin knows folks that can help with AI, Blockchain, Chemistry, and things that a PhD scientist developed in a lab.

What’s On The Menu?

At Frontier RTP, we are constantly growing, and hope you will come along for the ride! We developed On the Menu as a way of helping you and your business grow to the next level, whatever that next level may be.

Each month, we offer a lunchtime workshop on a special topic related to small businesses or startups. On the Menu is taught by a diverse group of experts from around the Triangle (some of whom started their business here at Frontier RTP!) in a small group setting.

Our hope is that these workshops will not only be rich in content, but spark dialogue, start relationships, and make your lunch break meaningful. Did we mention there will be food? For those joining us in-person, there will be a free lunch available. If you are joining us virtually, we invite you to bring your lunch to the Zoom. No shame in eating with your camera on!

We want you to easily access our events and webinars. Please reach out to us with accommodation requests at programming@rtp.org and we’ll do our best to facilitate.

Note: By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize Frontier RTP to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.

Location

Frontier 800

800 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Frontier 800