APEX, NC, February 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, has announced that she will be speaking at an event sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. During the session titled "Innovation and Intellectual Property: Best Practices and New Rules," Schoppe will address the IP concerns that arise as firms rely on their innovation as a strategic asset. She will share her expertise on the latest trends in IP management and new patenting rules, including the impact of changing from first-to-invent to first-to-file under the America Invents Act.
PDMA is a premier organization that focuses on improving the effectiveness of individuals and organizations in product development and management by providing resources for professional development, information, collaboration and promotion of new product development and management.
Schoppe is joined by the Olive Law Group's patent attorney Justin Nifong. For more information or to register for the event, which will be held at Railinc's Offices in Cary, visit http://www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=601.
"Protecting intellectual property is a key factor in managing innovation, and it is essential that professionals understand the latest changes in IP management and patenting rules," said Schoppe. "I am honored that PDMA invited me to speak on this topic."
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ABOUT FUENTEK, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services to a wide variety of university, government and corporate clients. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, Fuentek identifies clients' promising technologies and assists them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Fuentek also has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, Fuentek offers training workshops, webinars, white papers, and a comprehensive blog to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their IP while functioning as proactive and strategic technology transfer offices (TTOs). Recognized as an industry leader and a top woman- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina, the firm has received numerous awards for its work. Fuentek also has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. For more information, please visit Fuentek's website at http://www.fuentek.com or call (919) 249-0327.
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