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Ann Arbor Spark

SPARK.ed | Prenuptial Patenting: Responsible Engagement with Engineering Firms

Thursday, December 09 2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

You have your big idea and now it’s time to breathe it into existence, but you need some help with the development. In this talk, we discuss everything you need to know before and during the course of engaging with an engineering firm. We’ll cover IP ownership, assignment from engineering firm inventors back to you, and how to avoid the traps of viral IP.

About our Presenter:

Ashley Sloat, Ph.D. is the president and director of patent strategy for Aurora Consulting. A USPTO-registered patent practitioner, she specializes in the development and management of patent portfolios for startup ventures and emerging growth companies. Using a hands-on approach to intimately understand each clients’ business, competition, and product vision, she is able to increase the value of her clients’ patent portfolios while reducing overall legal costs.