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Bootcamp Focuses on Intellectual Property

October 2018

The most recent Business Bootcamp co-sponsored by the EDC and Mid-Continent Public Library was a success Friday, Sept. 21, at the library’s Woodneath Branch.

The event featured Adrienne B. Haynes, Esq. who led a half-day seminar on how to develop and use intellectual property as a branding tool to increase business competitiveness. Her topics included the foundations of intellectual property, how to leverage it to grow the bottom line and how to protect intellectual property in a global marketplace.

Other speakers included Sarah Shipley, Shipley Communications, and author of the "Off Kilta Matilda" series; Professor Jasmine Abdel-khalik, UMKC School of Law; Jen Mann, New York Times best-selling author of “People I Want to Punch in the Throat.”

Breakout groups featured these topics and speakers:

• The Business of Music (Joseph Johnson – moderator) with Myron Fears of the Carter Broadcast Group, Marquis Queen of Strange Music and Dalmar James of the 18th Street Union.

• IP in Technology & Manufacturing (Adrienne B. Haynes – moderator) with Davyeon Ross, Co-Founder of ShotTracker, Inc.; Beth Gorman of Hallmark; and Neelima Parasker, SnapIT Solutions.

• Understanding the Patent Process with Leonard Searcy, Partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon.


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