I frequently speak on Intellectual Property issues.  As time permits, I will add details of talks here.

Upcoming talk:

I will be reviewing recent IP developments and explaining what they mean for your business on May 19, 2011 at the Brooklyn Public Library.  The talk has been arranged in conjunction with the New York City Bar Association, and I’m excited to have been asked to assume this responsibility once again.

Please check back for further details closer to the time.

Obtaining and Using Intellectual Property to Grow your Business, July 13, 2010 at the Brooklyn Public Library Business Library.

This talk was co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (a branch of the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar); the Programs and Outreach section of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business Library; the Small Business Development Center (part of the NYC College of Technology); and the Brooklyn Economic Development Corp..  There were around 150 attendees from the small business and entrepreneur community and although there was standing room only, the audience was engaged and asked great questions throughout.  It was encouraging to witness so many people enthused about what IP can do for their business.

The talk was well-received and enjoyed by sponsors and attendees alike.  Here is a sample of comments:

“Thank you so much for volunteering your time to give a presentation on Intellectual Property at the Brooklyn Business Library last night. Your presentation was clear, informative and very interesting. I think people particularly enjoyed the real life examples you gave at the end of the slideshow. Audience members commented afterwards how great a presenter they thought you were and how much they appreciated the time you took to answer their many questions. Because of your efforts, we were able to reach dozens of entrepreneurs needing guidance on these important issues.”  Co-sponsor

“It was a very good program and your presentation was excellent.”  Co-sponsor

“The evaluations from the attendees stated that you were excellent, entertaining, informative and knowledgeable.  It was a total success and everyone was extremely pleased with the amount of time you took to explain and demonstrate the various issues with this topic.”  Co-sponsor

“Great talk last night, really interesting.”  Attendee, Lawyer

“Thank you so much for the really excellent presentation.  It was really terrific and clear and informative.” Attendee, Entrepreneur seeking representation

“Your presentation was excellent, thank you for the opportunity to keep the dialogue open.”  Attendee, Entrepreneur seeking representation

Legal Issues for Creative Artists, March 30, 2009 at 1359 Broadway.

One half of a two man panel providing an introduction to intellectual property and its practical considerations for singers, producers, photographers, inventors and other small business owners.  Following a brief talk, the floor was opened for a lengthy question and answer session.