Introduction to Intellectual Property


Joel Henry

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Intellectual Property (IP) encompasses a wide range of inventions, ideas, processes, marks, images, slogans, taglines, and much more. Dr. Joel Henry, a Partner at the nationally known law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, will give a lively and interactive presentation on understanding IP for non-lawyers. He will discuss the legal and practical issues that surround patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Because he has worked in both the business and legal sides of IP, Joel will provide his real-world experiences and advice on all aspects of IP.

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Joel Henry counsels start-up and growth phase companies regarding the development and protection of their IP. With his background as a computer scientist, Joel is uniquely situated to provide strategic counsel in the realms of law and technology. Joel received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from MSU, Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and J.D. from UM. He was presented the CALI Award for IP in 2012 and is co-founder and president of Agile Data Solutions.