The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Thursday, October 11 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Patents: How to Really Protect Your Intellectual Property

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Many persons want to protect their intellectual property, but lack vital knowledge on how to protect their IP properly. They are too afraid of cost, the liability of proof, and the unknown process that is the USPTO. This workshop will discuss the entire process from the idea and concept to the awarding of a US Patent, and even when it is not proper to have a patent.

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Henry Anthony McKelvey

Adjunct Professor, University of the Potomac
Professor Henry A. McKelvey is an FCC Certified Telecommunications Professional who has worked in several capacities with Wireless Network (WiFi and WiMax) and Radio Systems Technology. As a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Verizon Laboratories, he led a team in the design... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Target Plaza Commons - 4th Floor 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA