Is your idea safe from your competitors? Do you know about trade secrets? What is intellectual property? Can you make money from your ideas? Jim Haugen and Tom Hendrickson answer all these questions in this VIBE Brown Bag talk on Patents, Trademark, and Copyright.
After finishing law school Tom worked for a year and half with Lucas Film Animation as Resource Manager on the “Clone Wars” animated television series. He now practices Intellectual Property Law; works as an adjunct professor at the DigiPen Technical Institute, an animation and game college located in Redmond, WA; and consults with Rigos Professional Education on their bar review program. Film and animation remain a passion, so he writes screenplays and stays current with development in 3d animation, stereoscopic projection and 3d printing.
Jim Haugen is the founder of Seattle Patent Group. He has been working with patents since January 2006, and has been a registered practitioner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office since February 2007. During this time, he has done patent prosecution (writing patent applications and responding to office actions from the USPTO to obtain patents), advising clients on strategies to protect intellectual property to ensure optimal intellectual property protection within a given budget, and patent infringement analysis for litigation support. He joined the Washington State Bar Association in 2013.