Centre Club of Tampa
123 S Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
9:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Sales | Retail
The IP Workshop is a must for anyone who wants to build up the value of their business. By participating in The IP Workshop, you will leave not only with the knowledge of how to implement a comprehensive intellectual property plan to increase the value of your business but also with the agreements, the knowledge to use the agreements and a cohesive strategy to execute on your overall business plan for growing the value of your business. Intellectual property includes more than just domain names, trademarks, copyrights and patents. Trade secrets and know-how are among the most valuable intellectual assets of many businesses. Whether you are planning to exit your business, eventually, or just want to free yourself to focus on what you want to do in your business, then The IP Workshop is definitely for you.Too many companies put off until tomorrow what should have been done yesterday, when it comes to capturing and protecting vital intellectual assets. Then, these companies that thought they owned their intellectual property are surprised to find out that it is actually owned by someone else. They have left valuable assets on the table without even being aware of what they did. Even worse, these companies face expensive and time consuming lawsuits or even being forced out of business. Most of the time, even a devastating impairment to business value can be repaired, but at what cost? Even with expensive corrective measures, the entire value of the impaired assets might not recaptured, resulting in a lower sale price or valuation of the business. Will a buyer or investor be willing to take a risk on a business if the costs of repairing an impairment to its intellectual assets is too high? You’ve heard the expression pay me now or pay me more later. This definitely applies to capturing and protecting intellectual property.Businesses that do the right thing from the start and implement a coherent plan for capturing value of all assets in their particular business are able to execute on their strategic business plans. You might think that companies that need an intellectual property plan are all high tech manufacturers but that would be incorrect. Creativity and innovation occur in every type of business, including service and consulting companies. Any type of company, from consumer retail to strictly business-to-business, needs a plan to capture the value of its intellectual assets. And the investment in legal fees for companies that do it right produces a tremendous return on investment, later, when the business is sold or seeks a capital investment. Unfortunately, too few companies are willing to make this up front investment.How much is your business worth? How much is your business worth without YOU? The IP Workshop will help you to both increase the value of your business and, even more importantly, to increase the value, even if YOU are no longer actively participating in the day to day business operations. We refer to this aspect of The IP Workshop as Free Me IP. The Free Me IP process helps you to define a path for doing what you want to do with your time, while safely transferring to others the responsibility and authority to do those things that distract from what you want to do. What would happen to your business without YOU? Could your business continue without your key employees? By systematically capturing and protecting all of the intellectual assets of your business, the inevitable loss of a key employee need not overly impair the value of your business. Instead, by freeing you to focus on those areas where you provide the most value to your business, The IP Workshop can provide a dramatic, near term return on your investment. Are you ready? FAQs Who should attend?If you are leading a business that does not have a cohesive plan or has only a partially effective plan for capturing value from the ideas, knowledge, creativity and innovation of you and your employees, consultants and vendors, then you need to participate in The IP Workshop. If you want to free yourself to focus on what you want to do in your business, without fear of inadvertent loss of intellectual assets, then The IP Workshop is definitely for you. It doesn’t matter what type of business you have. Every type of business can benefit from The IP Workshop. What will I learn? The IP Workshop is much more than a seminar. The IP Workshop is a four-hour, hands-on workshop that helps you to develop a plan and to put the systems in place to implement your plan. In four hours you will receive instruction and complete assignments that will help you to organize the company or companies that make up your business. You will take with you a thumb drive containing the form agreements that you need to operate your business in a way that adds value, even if you choose to no longer actively participate in the day to day operation of your business. And you will understand how you need to use the agreements and when you need to seek legal counsel. Of course, you will leave The IP Workshop understanding intellectual property foundations and how trade secrets, domain names, trademarks, copyrights and patents provide value to your particular company. You will not be a passive observer. Instead, you will be actively participating in the development of your own intellectual property plans and processes for capturing the ideas, knowledge, creativity and innovation of you, your employees, consultants and vendors. You’ll save money when you do retain legal counsel, too. By knowing what the difference is between business terms and legal terms, you will be able to better negotiate agreements and can provide your legal counsel the important business terms and can express those business terms that are critical to you. Who will teach the workshop?The primary facilitator of The IP Workshop is Chris Paradies, a Florida Bar Certified Intellectual Property Attorney and a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He spent many years getting educated, obtaining a B.S., a Ph.D. and a J.D., and even more years gaining experience helping clients build up the value of their businesses and preparing them for due diligence, when the business is sold. What is the value of The IP Workshop?Most attorneys don't have the education and experience, and qualified attorneys can charge more than $500 an hour for their services. At The IP Workshop you get all of the experience and education for a fraction of the cost of a private consultation. Plus, The IP Workshop walks you through the Free Me IP process saving you valuable time and money. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?Convenient, free parking is provided for the Centre Club on the third and higher floors of the garage accessible from Westshore Blvd. (If traveling South on Westshore Blvd. from I275, take right into Intercontinental Hotel immediately after passing Kennedy Blvd. Then, follow entry road to the first parking garage entrance, which will be on your right.) http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Centre-Club/About-the-Club/Directions-Hours Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?Please contact Chris Paradies at 727 433 8529 or firstname.lastname@example.org What is the refund policy?Refund less reservation costs until 5 days before the event. No refunds after 12:00 pm (noon), Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Participation of one person at The IP Workshop 499.00 The IP Workshop 523.92