AccelerateDC Boost Your Startup: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property


On September 23rd, AccelerateDC will host the first Boost Your Startup Speaker Series on “How to Protect your Intellectual Property” from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. This month’s event will feature three AccelerateDC mentors and two special guests to speak on topics such as:

  • Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets
  • Keys to a Strong Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Technology Patents and Commercial Rights
  • Commercializing University or Federal Patents

For entrepreneurs, intellectual property, especially in the earliest stage, is their venture’s most valuable asset. It is what allows a new company to differentiate their business from the competition or pioneer new markets.

AccelerateDC mentors Phyllis Kristal, Principle at Fish & Richardson, Paul Economon, Partner at Rimon, and Ayanna L. Wooten-Days (Moderator), Counsel at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe will provide insights based on a variety of legal experiences. Additionally, guests Dr. David Humphrey, Senior Licensing Manager at the Georgetown University Office of Technology Commercialization, and Dr. Rita Manak, Head of the Technology Transfer Office at the Naval Research Laboratory, will present on commercializing patents.

AccelerateDC’s Boost Your Startup Speaker Series is a collection of regular events throughout the year focused on furthering AccelerateDC’s mission of developing the D.C. entrepreneurial ecosystem.

You can learn more about our speakers and apply to the event here.

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