IP Basics for Entrepreneurs and Tech Startups, Part 1 of 2: Patents and Trade Secrets
Learn about patents and trade secrets and how they may be relevant to your business. Attorneys Bryan Zerhusen, Ph.D., and Gabriel McCool, Ph.D., provide an overview of IP protection, discuss how patents and trade secrets differ, and offer practice tips.
This is part 1 of 2 in a series on “IP Basics for Entreprenuers and Tech Startups.” You can watch part two here.
About the Participants
Gabriel McCool, Ph.D., is a patent attorney with the law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. Gabe represents clients in the life sciences industry on all aspects of intellectual property. He is located at the firm’s Stamford, Connecticut, office. You can contact Gabe at GMcCool@edwardswildman.com.
Bryan Zerhusen, Ph.D., is a partner with the law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. Bryan’s practice spans all aspects of domestic and foreign patent preparation, prosecution and counseling for innovators in the chemical and life science industries. He is located at the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut, office. You can contact Bryan at BZerhusen@edwardswildman.com.
Douglas Roth is a senior investment associate at Connecticut Innovations. Doug is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating new and follow-on investments and working closely with portfolio companies. Doug is a board observer for a number of CI portfolio companies, and also monitors and advises several of CI’s Pre-Seed Fund companies.