Feb 25, 2017

Attorney Derek Richmond to Moderate Panel at Babson Black Affinity Conference

By Derek Richmond, Of Counsel

Of Counsel Attorney Derek Richmond is set to moderate a panel discussion on intellectual property for young entrepreneurs during the Babson Black Affinity Conference. The event, now is in its 19th year, will take place February 24 – 26 at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts. The conference aims to promote professional development and networking for college students and alumni while following its chosen theme for the year: “Entrepreneuring While Black.”

The panel discussion on intellectual property will take place on Saturday, February 25 at 11:30. Richmond will moderate a discussion between panelists from Dessault Systemes, Gillette and the Federal Bureau of Investigation IP Rights Center, touching on three main topics:

  1. Acquiring intellectual property, including expenses and expected time from filing to issuance
  2. Use of intellectual property, including recognizing licensing opportunities and knowing when to enforce intellectual property rights
  3. Threats from overseas and how to involve the government in protecting domestic rights that are threatened by foreign infringers.

For more information, and to register for the conference, please visit the Babson Black Affinity Conference website.