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Commercializing Technical Products - Greer

Commercializing Technical Products- Greer

The Spartanburg Area SBDC, Piedmont SCORE, and the Greer Development Corporation are pleased to announce the upcoming seminar to be held on 

September 16, 2014 at the Greer Development Corporation in Greer, SC.

This seminar will be conducted by Doug Lineberry and Jim Denning, Attorneys at Law, with the McNair Law Firm in Greenville, SC.

Doug will explain the various ways that an inventor can protect his/her product: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or copyrights. He will review the filing process for each and the usual costs involved. He will explain the need for preliminary drawings (needed for filings) and how to work with design engineers and product developers so that the product is ready for manufacturing.  Doug will also discuss the need for and proper contents of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that can be used by inventors as the business plan is developed and initial discussions take place with suppliers, partners and/or investors.

Jim will review legal structures available to inventors and the benefits of each, depending on  the type of product, how you plan to fund and grow, and other considerations. Jim will also       discuss how to establish relationships with product designers, developers, manufacturers, and distributors through the use of contracts. He will provide an overview of key elements of licensing agreements.

Greer Development Corporation is located at 111-B South Main Street, Greer, SC 29650 and the seminar will be held in the 2nd floor conference room from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The workshop is free. 

For more information, please contact Beth Smith at the Spartanburg SBDC via e-mail  or by telephone at 864.592.6318.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Greer Development Corporation, 2nd floor conference room 111-B South Main Street, Greer, SC 29650

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC), College of Business

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General Public




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