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January 5, 2009

Purdue, Bose McKinney to offer intellectual property workshops

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University and law firm Bose McKinney & Evans LLP will offer two free workshops this month focused on the legal issues of intellectual property involving trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets.

The first session, from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 20, is planned at Discovery Park's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. The workshop will be repeated from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 27 at Purdue Research Park's Conference Center, 3000 Kent Ave.

The workshops, titled "Minimize Your Legal Costs While Maximizing Your IP Protection," are free, but reservations are required. To register, contact kraymer@boselaw.com, (317) 684-5293. For more information, go online to http://www.boselaw.com/events-seminars.cfm?event_id=21.

Attorneys at Bose McKinney & Evans will provide basic information on various types of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights and patents, said event co-organizer Julie Goonewardene, director of business development for Purdue Research Parks and Discovery Park.

Presenters will outline how to legally protect intellectual property and when you should consider consulting an attorney or patent agent. In addition, attorneys will discuss the importance of protecting and respecting intellectual property rights in artistic works and marketing initiatives.

Jennifer Walker of Bose McKinney & Evans said the workshops are targeted for entrepreneurs, corporate executives, business owners, scientists, engineers, professors, technology transfer officers, marketing professionals, designers, technology transfer officers and students.

Writer: Phillip Fiorini, (765) 496-3133, pfiorini@purdue.edu

Sources: Julie Goonewardene, (765) 496-7519, jkgoonewardene@prf.org

Jennifer Walker,  (317) 684-5214, jwalker@boselaw.com

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