Intellectual Property for Non-Lawyers: IP Strategy to Improve ROI and Maximize Profits

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12pm (Central)

For thousands of years, wealth was the ownership of land and in the last few centuries, factories, machinery and equipment became more important. In recent decades, this too has changed. Intangible assets, intellectual property, and especially IP strategy are now too important to be delegated to your lawyer.

intellectual-property-law--1-Now, most new, innovative and important companies are profitable and valuable because of their Intellectual Property (IP), not their land, factories or machinery. Thus, you need to know something about IP rights, risks and strategy in order to function better in today’s economy.
Most likely, your work will center around the creation of value within business, academia or non-profits not by land ownership or factory operations, but by the power of intangible assets: ideas, creativity and reputation. 
This webinar will cover:
  • Secrets of IP strategy for creators, makers, and VCs
  • IP strategy that you need to know to build value and profits, and to help your lawyer
  • Tips on IP strategy for anyone now that creativity and innovation, not land or factories, are key
  • A 5-Picture IP Strategy for creators and VCs

Join us and learn why IP strategy is essential to your business success!

About the Presenter:
dak-photo-3-dec-16--9-33-47-amDavid Kalow, AB'74, JD'76 graduated from the College in 1974 (physics and math major) and from The Law School in 1976. He was a general litigator before focusing exclusively on intellectual property. In 1996 he started a new IP law firm, continuing the litigation, diligence, licensing and protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. In 2013 he started his solo practice, focused on IP Strategy. 
His work for clients includes DNA synthesis, comics and movies, luxury goods trade dress, rock group breakup, fine arts, enterprise cloud software, operating systems, PCR, DNA sequencing, antisense, RNA interference, restaurants, financial information, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), evanescent sensors, SNP detection, cleantech, nanotech, lithium batteries, wind power, wave power, high performance boats, education software, titanium dioxide, dispersion-strengthen copper, Alzheimer’s disease treatment, image processing software, super capacitors, two-dimensional bar codes, CIPRO, PAXIL, RELEFAN and IP due diligence.
Representative clients include Applied Biosystems, Beckman, Cartier, Cigarette Racing Team (Top Gun, others), Conan (plus Red Sonja and Kull), Dharmacon, Enzo, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Donald Judd estate, Andre Kertesz estate, Live Picture (FITS Imaging), Lynx Therapeutics, MezoCliq, Millennium Chemicals, Orchid BioSciences, Philips, Pilates, SCM Metal Products, SeaTow, Sign of the Dove, Ultralife Batteries, University of Chicago, Van Cleef & Arpels, American Foundation for the Blind and class-action pharmaceutical antitrust plaintiffs.  
He has published numerous articles and taught at Fudan University (Shanghai), Beihang Aerospace University (Beijing), Seton Hall Law School, Columbia Business School, NYU Business School, NYU-Poly, SUNY Levin Center, Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago Law School and Business School.




Mind Your Career Webinar Information

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12pm (Central)
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online

Event Contact

Adam Sylvain
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact