IP for the People

Virtual Intellectual Property Education Series

Do you have an idea for a new invention?
Have you recently started a new online business venture?
Are you an artist that created new art recently?

If so, you’ve probably got some intellectual property rights and need to know what to do about it.

About the Intellectual Property Education Series

Creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs from communities of color have historically and continually been unable to access key knowledge and resources to protect and profit from their ideas. In response, we’ve created our new Intellectual Property Education Webinar Series to help you understand and explore the rights and resources available to you. Each webinar in the series will feature a presentation, resources for additional information, and time for questions from the audience.

Webinar Sessions Info

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Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT

During this 1 hour webinar, we provided:

  • an explanation of what intellectual property rights are;
  • real-world examples of how they come up in your business ideas and creative processes;
  • an interview with an author that will share how she learned more about IP law and how that has helped her;
  • resources for more information, including how to get free or low cost legal help; and
  • time for questions.

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

Tuesday, October 25 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT

Webinar Presenters:
Victor Wang, Director, Cardozo / Google Patent Diversity Project; Interim Director, Tech Start Up Clinic; Visiting Clinic Professor of Law – Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

During this 1 hour webinar, we provided:

  • patent law basics; and;
  • patent strategy for entrepreneurs.

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET

During this 1 hour webinar, participants heard from individuals with engineering backgrounds that have built careers in patent law. In addition, participants learned of resources to help them pursue opportunities in patent law.

Webinar Panelists:

Devon Grant – Senior Patent Counsel at Visa

L. Scott Burwell – Partner at Finnegan Henderson

Ayana Marshall – Patent Data Analyst at Harrity LLP 

David Pointer – Partner at Thomas Horstemeyer 

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

February 8, 2023 AT 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT

Tune in to hear students from Howard University Law School provide information for student athletes about intellectual property. In particular, presenters will discuss publicity rights, which include name, image, and likeness followed by a Q&A session.

For more information on this topic, check out our webpage: Student Athlete Name Image Likeness

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7 pm ET

During this 1 hour webinar, participants:

  • Learned about intellectual property in creative work, especially in the field of arts and entertainment, and including digital content;
  • Gained a deeper understanding of copyright issues surrounding creative work and publicity rights relating to their image; and
  • Received real-world insight from a panel of experts and creators.

Webinar Presenters:
Shreyanka Mirchandani Changaroth, Wikimedia Race and Knowledge Equity Fellow – IIPSJ

Kim Tignor, Executive Director – IIPSJ

Lita Rosario-Richardson, Income Shareholder – Shulman Rogers

Crystal Waters – House Music Icon

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 7 pm ET

During this 1 hour session, participants learned:

  • IP must-haves when you are building your business
  • Strategies to protect the core of your business with limited capital
  • Turning your IP into a product
  • Protecting your IP when you are pitching to investors

Webinar Speakers:

Micheal Binns, Associate General Counsel and Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy (Family of Apps) and IP Trade Secret Protection – Meta

Danielle Coleman, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Litigation – VMware

Jessica Thomson, Patent Counsel – The Walt Disney Company

Webinar Moderators:

Lisa Nguyen, Partner – Allen & Overy

Leeandria Williams, Legal Intern – IIPSJ

If you missed this webinar, watch the replay on our Youtube channel.