CARY, N.C. -- Henry Kopf, founder of Revolution Law (www.revolutionlaw.net), a boutique firm providing collaborative legal services and advice to help move businesses forward, was featured at the North Carolina Center of Innovation Network’s (NC COIN) Intellectual Property Conference on June 26.
Kopf presented “Your Business and Your IP: Planning and Integration” covering a detailed analysis of how to develop a comprehensive IP plan and, once formed, connecting the IP plan to an overall business plan.
“This unique intellectual property conference provided attendees with practical information, tools, and guidance useful across multiple stages of a company’s life cycle,” Kopf said, adding, “It was the perfect opportunity to educate business owners and C-level executives on concepts like how taking the extra step of cross-checking an IP plan with a business plan makes both plans stronger.”
During his presentation, Kopf discussed the benefits of linking the two plans together and how it can prevent companies from struggling with issues down the road as they grow, bring on investors, or develop strategic partnerships. He emphasized making “conscious decisions” with respect to intellectual property such as whether to file for patent protection or rely on trade secret protection or whether to federally register a mark or rely on common law protection.
Additionally, Kopf discussed the importance of creating, formalizing, and communicating a review process for the development of future intellectual property assets. The review process helps identify the right intellectual property assets that align with the business’s objectives and how best to protect them.
Other topics covered at the conference included a review of intellectual property law covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, the intersection of employment law and intellectual property, cyber security threats, and confidentiality and counterfeiting. The conference was attended by not only entrepreneurs and small business owners but also engineers and executives at mid-size and large organizations.
Events like the Intellectual Property Conference allow Kopf to share his unique combination of real world business experience and working legal knowledge with North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community. The inventor on four U.S. patents and corresponding international patents on the processing of biological fluids, improved infant formula, and optimization of filtration processes, Kopf co-founded businesses focused on development and commercialization of technology used for the filtration, purification and separations of liquids for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications before embarking on his legal career.
About Revolution Law
Revolution Law provides collaborative legal services and advice to help businesses progress and move forward. Our real world business experience allows Revolution Law to serve clients with legal support based on the mix of law, business, technology and life. Revolution Law works arm in arm with our clients to be a true value-added service provider, helping them understand how legal and business issues interact with each other to get the professional help each client truly needs. For more information please visit www.revolutionlaw.net