Wednesday September 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT
West Chicago Public Library
118 West Washington Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Intellectual property as a business asset has become increasingly important in the information age.This course reviews the four ways to protect intellectual property – patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret and the requirements of each. Each covers different forms of expression and offers different kinds of protection, which will be examined. The workshop can be useful for both new entrepreneurs and those considering beginning a business.Our speaker’s background -Fran Zollers is a Professor Emerita of Law & Public Policy in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has also taught as a visiting professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, and was a visiting scholar at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Her teaching areas include business organizations, intellectual property, technology law, and entrepreneurship law. Her teaching responsibilities have been directed at the undergraduate level, graduate level (MBA and PhD) and executive groups. Educational credentials include a BA cum laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and a JD with honors from the Syracuse University College of Law.