Meetup #68 - IP for IT: What Really Matters

June 9, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Burington HiVE (new location), Burlington



Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #68: IP for IT: What Really Matters

Everyone knows that IP – patents, trade-marks, copyright – is important in the technology industry; sometimes IP is everything. It’s important for coders, developers, software and hardware sellers and distributors, consultants and their clients.

IT success often depends on being the first with new, disruptive ideas; protecting those ideas and then commercializing them. But IP protection can be very expensive for a startup or emerging firm or inventor – and most of that expense must be incurred at the early stages, when cash is scarce.

So, what are the crucial IP actions to take at the early stages? What are the trade-offs and options when funds are limited? What are the fatal pitfalls vs. stuff you can postpone without serious prejudice? U.S. or Canada? Or both?  

Matthew Graff will map out these choices in this presentation that is a must-see for Silicon Halton Members.

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About the Presenter

MatthewGMatthew Graff, Partner of Berekskin & Parr.Matthew's focus is on  patent drafting, filing, prosecution and opinion work and also industrial design and trademark protection. [LinkedIn] @bereskinparr




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Burlington HiVE has recently moved to an expanded location to 901 Guelph Line, Burlington – on the South-East corner of Guelph Line & Harvester Rd.  Learn more about the Burlington HiVE here: and follow @BurlingtonHiVE, or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 905.592.2590. 

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