MARQUETTE – A presentation titled “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights with Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks” will kick off the 2006 Business Seminar Series at Northern Michigan University. It is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center.

            The discussion will be led by William Abbatt, a registered patent attorney from the firm Brooks Kushman P.C. of Southfield. His intellectual property practice includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, prosecution, enforcement and licensing. He is the chair of the intellectual property law section of the Federal Bar Association. 

            The seminar is co-sponsored by the NMU Cisler College of Business, the Lake Superior Community Partnership, and The Smartzone – a collaboration between the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the cities of Houghton and Hancock, Michigan Technological University, and the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance.

            There is no charge for NMU students and faculty. There is a $20 registration fee for the general public. Initial consultations with the patent attorney are available at no charge to qualified entrepreneurs and businesses. To schedule an appointment, contact Jonathan Leinonen at 906-487-7004.

            To register for this event, contact Lake Superior Community Partnership at 226-9658.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz