Ahmed Elmallah presented to NAIT's Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship—the session was focused on IP protection and the value IP protection offers startups.
This session explored the following topics:
- What are the different forms of IP protection?
- How does the importance of IP protection vary at different stages of a startup?
- How does IP affect investor confidence / attract investor funding? Company valuation? Provide down-the-line offensive or defensive strategies? Provide additional sources of revenue?
- Patents vs. Trade Secrets.
- NDAs and IP assignment agreements.