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NYC Startup Academy’s An Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Managing Intellectual Capital

December 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The new economy is about “creators”, more so than “builders,” and creation starts with an idea. Ideas take many forms, but all fall under the umbrella of “intellectual capital”. Ideas can be your company’s most valuable asset, but can also be the hardest to manage and protect. Please join NYC Startup Academy to learn more about how companies and entrepreneurs can think about how best to nurture and manage intellectual capital as they grow their businesses. We will welcome Intellectual Property Professor Jeanne Curtis to lead us through the basic – and subtle – best principles for managing intellectual capital.

Jeanne C. Curtis is a member of the faculty of Cardozo Law School as part of its nationally-ranked IP program. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Curtis is the inaugural director of the recently-launched Cardozo/Google Patent Diversity Project, an initiative designed to increase the number of patents issued to women and underserved minorities.

Before joining Cardozo, Professor Curtis spent more than 20 years in private practice specializing in intellectual property law with an emphasis on patents and trade secrets. She was a partner at Fish & Neave LLP and then at Ropes & Gray LLP. Professor Curtis counseled clients on the creation, protection, and use of their intellectual property including the various avenues for protection, best practices, and strategic considerations. She also tried numerous intellectual property cases and handled all aspects of pre-trial and post-trial activities in federal courts around the country. Her clients were varied in size and resources and that has contributed to the nature and breadth of her experience. Professor Curtis also held numerous firm leadership positions at Fish & Neave and Ropes & Gray.

Professor Curtis’s skills as a litigator and counselor have been recognized by her peers many times over the years, through for example, inclusion in New York Super Lawyers, publication of articles and book chapters, invitations to present to various audiences on intellectual property topics, and membership in the Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court.

Professor Curtis received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Jeanne attended Boston University for her undergraduate studies as well where she received a B.A. in mathematics.


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