Intellectual Property

Inventor Legal & Business Boot Camp


This program is designed for those that create or own intellectual property (inventors, makers, artists, licensing organizations, etc.) and the attorneys that represent them.

Because intellectual property ("IP") owned by individuals and small businesses is a key component and contributor to the Tennessee and U.S. economy, the Tennessee Bar Association will conduct an Inventor Legal & Business Bootcamp to educate all attendees about the legal and business aspects of Intellectual Property and its role in starting a business. The Bootcamp will address:

  • The attorney's role in representing inventors, makers, artists and businesses who build businesses based on the ownership or licensing of IP.
  • The importance of protecting IP rights (patent, trademark and copyright).
  • The steps and information needed for filing IP applications with the USPTO.
  • Choosing and formalizing the best business organization to operate.
  • The legal aspects of each business organization.
  • The importance of maintaining a corporate structure.
  • Investment options (including crowdfunding) available and the legal aspects of those options including understanding and developing Business Plans and Term Sheets.
  • Licensing and Contractual considerations.

Materials for this program will be made available online.

Immediately following the CLE program, join your fellow attendees for a light reception and connect with the panelists, attorneys, makers, inventors, entrepreneurs and community leaders. TBA staff will be on hand to share more information about the TBA patent pro bono program.

If you would like to attend this program and do not need CLE, you may sign up here.

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Course Pricing
  • Member: 165.00
  • Non-Member: 340.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
Registration on or after Sep. 15, 2017, will incur a LATE FEE of $50.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information September 20, 2017
  • Registration: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Schedule: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free Wi-Fi
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 3.50
Total Credits: 3.5

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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