Second Annual Startup Tips and Tricks Workshop Run by IP Clinic Students



WCL Glushko-Samuelson IP Clinic Students presented the second annual IP tips and tricks program for startups on April 18, 2018 at the Innovation Incubator: Center for Business and Innovation at American University’s Kogod School of Business.

Young entrepreneurs either at the initial stages of their startup ventures or in the process of building their businesses received key IP “tips and tricks” for technology startups. IP Clinic students Vanessa Michaud, Summer Benson, Melanie Singer, Alissa Logan, Pritika Ramesh, Kayla Matikonis, and Leah Pardais discussed essential trademark, copyright, patent, trade dress, privacy, and other issues important to technology startup businesses. Startup entrepreneurs engaged in a general Q&A and then received individualized assistance that was appreciated by the ventures.

The tips and tricks workshop is run from start to finish completely by the IP clinic students who prepared presentations and leave-behinds and provided hands-on intake assistance to the award-winning young startup entrepreneurs participating in the Innovation Incubator. The students’ success at the workshop is a culmination of the experiential learning IP clinic students received through student-led client work on a variety of key IP and technology issues throughout the academic year.

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