This interactive session will provide a broad overview of what constitutes intellectual property, how to protect it, and what you need to know about intellectual property law. The topics will be presented with simple application scenarios, not legalese. A business’s services, products, process and company logos are valuable assets that create a company’s intellectual property. How can you help protect what makes your business unique? What is an intellectual property asset? What kinds of things can be protected and what kind of legal protection applies to what?
– trade secrets
– patent laws
About the presenter: Trina Saldana was born and raised in a small town in California. Not only is she a lawyer, she has experience being a business owner, since she once owned and operated a small ice cream and frozen yogurt shop in Sonoma, California. Her goal to become an attorney came after she worked for Disability Rights California, years later. At Disability Rights California, she worked to defend children with developmental disabilities. Being an advocate for others has been her calling, whether it is in a meeting or helping draft a legal document. In law school, because she had the science background to become a patent attorney she signed up for as many intellectual property classes as she could. Those courses included topics such as copyright law, trademark law, patent law, intellectual property licensing lab, and an intellectual property portfolio management course. She has been practicing law now for two years. Primarily she has been working in the area of intellectual property.
Light lunch will be provided by Saldana Lawyers