February 10, 2004
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Property Rights and Strategies
trademarks, copyrights and trades are key components driving innovation and
growth in our economy. Unfortunately,
many business leaders have a fuzzy understanding of the value of the various
forms of intellectual property rights. To maximize your company's value,
you need a strategy for managing your intellectual property portfolio.
is a Partner practicing technology law at Faegre & Benson.
Mr. Kinsella’s practice is concentrated in the areas of intellectual
property and e-commerce. As a
registered Patent Attorney, he offers extensive experience in patent, trademark,
copyright and licensing matters. Mr.
Kinsella is admitted to practice in Colorado, Minnesota, before the United
States Patent and Trademark Office and the Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit. He is a member of the
American Intellectual Property Association, the American Bar Association’s
Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section and the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering. Mr. Kinsella received his law degree in 1993 from the
University of Minnesota where he served as Director of the Intellectual Property
Moot Court and was a member of the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot
Court Competition Team. He received
a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree with a Computer Engineering emphasis
from North Dakota State University in 1990.
how intellectual property issues affect the “bottom-line.”
the various intellectual property rights: patents,
trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.
strategies for managing an intellectual property portfolio, including:
brief overview of the different ways to identify and acquire protection
for intellectual property assets, with special attention to patenting,
secrecy and copyright;
intellectual property assets;
enforcing intellectual property rights; and
intellectual property audits.