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MEDB workshop: “Patents: Adding Fuel to the Fire of Genius”

On Thursday, February 8th, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) will present a workshop entitled “Patents: Adding Fuel to the Fire of Genius.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage patent attorney, Dr. Victoria Brewster, in an informal roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of securing a patent. This important session will cover patent basics, including putting early safeguards in place to protect rights to your innovations; applying for a patent; devising a patent strategy; and building a portfolio to help your startup reach and exceed your business objectives.

The workshop will be held at MEDB’s Malcolm Center at 1305 N. Holopono Street, Suite 5 in Kihei. Registration and networking lunch will begin at 12:30 pm, followed by the patents workshop from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is $25 per person. Lunch will be provided.

Technology startups, scientists, engineers, inventors, C-suite executives, entrepreneurs, general counsel, investors and those curious about patents are encouraged to attend.

“Dr. Brewster will underline the value of protecting your intellectual property,” observed Frank De Rego Jr., Director of Business Development Projects at MEDB, “Those who create new and innovative products should be aware of the pathway to protecting and reaping the benefits of their hard won efforts.”

Among the topics to be covered during the February 8th workshop are:

-     What is a patent and what do I get with it

-     How to prepare and apply for a patent (process, timeline, cost)

-     What to expect during examination of a new patent application

-     Best practices for developing a patent strategy

-     Guidelines for building a portfolio

-     Common pitfalls that may affect intellectual property rights

Victoria Brewster, Ph.D., J.D. is a partner at FisherBroyles, LLP in Palo Alto, Calif. Since 1996, Brewster’s practice has focused on worldwide patent preparation and prosecution; strategic counseling; licensing assistance; and due diligence portfolio reviews to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and venture capital groups. Her practice also includes litigation support, the preparation of patentability, freedom-to- operate, and non-infringement opinions.

Reservations are required for this MEDB workshop, space is limited. To register, visit http://www.medb.org/patents18.

The February 8th Patents workshop is presented by the Maui Economic Development Board Inc.  Event sponsor is the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.


Date: Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Cost: $25 per person. Lunch included.

Categories: Business / Finances, Classes / Seminars / Lectures, Non-Profit Community Event


MEDB Malcolm Center

1305 N. Holopono Street

Kihei, HI USA HI

Island Area: South Maui


Website: http://www.medb.org

Location Details:

Malcolm Center offers the most comprehensive audio, video and web conferencing options with the ability to communicate with confidence anywhere in the world.

Location Specifics: 1305 N. Holopono Street, Suite 5 in Kihei


Contact: Frank De Rego Jr.,

Phone: 808-270-6807


Website: www.medb.org/patents18

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