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The E Playbook: Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

The "Entrepreneur" Playbook Series: Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

A free business workshop brought to you by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Please reserve an Eventbrite ticket to be admitted in the session as capacity is limited to 25 people.

This workshop is for the business owners or inventors needing some help understanding the world of Intellectual Property.

The world of protecting your ideas and your business’ intellectual property is sometimes over-complicated. We’re excited to have Sean Kaufhold and partner Brendan Dix of Kaufhold Dix Patent Law in to deliver a workshop on simplifying the process. Sean will breakdown the items of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in a digestible way for inventors and business owners.

During this presentation, you will be given information on and learn more about:

  • Scenarios of when to file or protect and when to not.

  • Is it best to file for protection on your idea or product?

  • What can be protected? What is worthwhile to legally protect?

  • The patent search.

  • Differences between design and utility patents.

  • The elements of a patent application submission.

  • What is a trademark.

  • What is a copyright.

  • Once secured how to oversee and defend IP.

  • Terms of protection and lengths.

  • Scope of protection by region/country.

  • Real life scenarios and relevant examples.

Sean Kaufhold and Brendan Dix are the founding partners of Kaufhold & Dix Patent law, a boutique firm specializing in intellectual property. The Kaufhold Dix team has successfully obtained 1,900+ patents for South Dakota and Minnesota Clients in 20+ years or helping business owners and inventors.

This should be a great session and resource for those needing guidance in business IP.

Be sure to obtain an eventbrite RSVP to secure 1 of the 25 spots. 


Location: The conference room at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.
2329 N Career Avenue. Located close to the SouthEast Tech Campus in Northwest Sioux Falls
Cost: FREE in partnership with Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship & Kaufhold Dix
Coffee: Hot, delicious, and complimentary

About the E Playbook Series:
The "Entrepreneurs" Playbook is the Zeal Center's series of classes and business workshops offered to bring forth industry leaders and their knowledge/expertise in a sharing of information and continued education fun format.

About Zeal:
The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship supports new business growth from start-up to scale-up. Zeal's mission is to connect investors, professionals, subject matter experts, and others within a collaborative environment.

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