RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK & GREENSBORO, N.C. — NK Patent Law continues to participate in important innovation events across North Carolina, sharing best practices on protecting and exploiting intellectual property assets as a competitive advantage. The firm recently presented at the 2017 Small Business Summit hosted by Guilford Technical Community College’s (GTCC) Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship on January 6, following a December presentation on the use of patent analytics to members of the Science, Ag Biotech, and Business Technology groups from the NC Biotech Center in Research Triangle Park.
“Patentability searches and competitive landscapes can be an important part of developing a patent application filing strategy, and can further help instruct a business on where they can most effectively focus their R&D,” said Lyle Gravatt, patent attorney and NC Biotech Center presenter.
Gravatt explained that prior art searching and competitive intelligence help businesses see what industry participants are doing, which market spaces are crowded with similar patents, and which niches present opportunities for development.
Patent attorney Joseph Shin gave the GTCC presentation in Greensboro as an introduction to intellectual property law for startups, covering topics such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress and patents. Shin, who works out of NK Patent Law’s new Winston-Salem office, led two sessions for groups of between 15-20 entrepreneurs.
“Intellectual property isn’t something people focus on when starting a business, they’re so concerned with other nitty gritty aspects,” Shin explained, adding, “But IP is not only something that can be an important part of growing a business, it’s something every business owner should take seriously so it doesn’t end up becoming a problem.”
Guilford Tech and the NC Biotech Center are just two of the many organizations NK Patent Law is partnering with to better serve North Carolina’s innovation community with substantive educational opportunities. The firm remains active with the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), First Flight Venture Center, and Innovate Raleigh in the Triangle as well as the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Flywheel Coworking in the Triad.
NK Patent Law recently opened a new office in Winston-Salem’s popular Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The firm maintains its headquarters in Raleigh and operates a satellite office in the First Flight Venture Center in RTP.
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About NK Patent Law
NK Patent Law helps innovative startups and established technology companies protect and exploit their intellectual property assets as a competitive advantage. Practice groups include mechanical, electrical, biotech, medical devices, software, chemical, renewable energy, nuclear energy, intellectual property agreements and trademarks. NK Patent Law is committed to drafting and protecting quality claims that create value for their clients, focusing on how legal needs mesh with business demands. The firm’s experienced and enthusiastic attorneys share a high level of technology expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit, priding themselves on working with each client as a part of their company to help build success. NK Patent Law serves clients from Silicon Valley to RTP, with offices in tech-heavy Research Triangle Park and Raleigh, as well as the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter section of Winston-Salem. Visit www.nkpatentlaw.com for more information.