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Startup Advisor: Intellectual Property Protection

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

You can’t do it all on your own. That means discussing your concept with potential partners. How do you keep your IP safe?

In this installment of the Startup Advisor Lunch & Learn series, learn from international intellectual property and patent attorney Brett Nelson:

  • Why IP protection is important
  • How protecting IP increases company value
  • What IP tools and strategies to use to protect innovation and value

Speaker Bio

Seasoned intellectual property attorney with over twenty years of diverse experience, Brett Nelson has supported some of the largest companies in the world as well as some of the most innovative start-ups. He helps companies and universities build best-in-class IP portfolios by helping them understand the tools of IP and how each can be used to build a strong brand, protect innovation, and grow businesses.

About this event series

Startup Advisor Lunch & Learn is a hybrid, 12-month educational series for members and the general public providing foundational knowledge for startup success in the areas of Legal, Marketing, Finance and Design.

Important note for in-person attendees:

Parking is complimentary. Standard and plant-based options for lunch are included with in-person registration, which ends at 11:59 p.m. on Feb 11. This is so we have an accurate headcount for our food order. We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Please reach out at least 3 business days before the event so we can be successful in doing so.

From our November lunch & learn:

“From Idea to Product,” with Nick Wilkes from Impact Washington. Obtain the voice of your customer and design your product for manufacturing efficiency.


February 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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WSU Innovation Center
120 North Pine Street
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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