Protect What is Yours!

William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

About this event

Regardless of the type of business you are running, your intellectual property is likely your most valuable asset. Well explore the various types of intellectual property from trademark and copyrights to patents and trade secrets, discuss when they are appropriate and how to use them to protect your business.

About the presenter

Ken Malone is the co-founder of Early Charm. For a dozen years Early Charm has been creating, owning, and operating ventures that convert university inventions into commercial products. Ken serves on the Investment Committee of Innovation Work’s Ignite Capital Fund, the Industrial Advisory Board for the Polymer Program at Coppin State University, the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business Advisory Board, the Technology Advancement Center Advisory Board, and routinely mentors entrepreneurs at MICA, University of Baltimore, Open Works, Novella Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Energy’s SBIR program. Prior to co-founding Early Charm, he served 7 years in concurrent roles at the University of Southern Mississippi including Chief Operating Officer, founding Director of the National Center for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship, Chair of the Department of Economic & Workforce Development while also co-founding several biotech companies. His early career included 10 years in the heavy chemicals and plastics industry in roles including manufacturing, marketing, product development, business management and mergers & acquisitions. He has a PhD in Polymer Science and a BS in Biochemistry.

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

About the Workshops

The CEI sponsors programming throughout the year focused on entrepreneurial learning and growth. Our weekly thinkUBator Workshop series has one goal: to provide CEI member companies with the knowledge and resources they need — access to seed capital, finding potential partners, hiring employees, marketing do’s and don’ts, etc. — to transform their big ideas into a big deal, as quickly as possible.

About the Center

The University of Baltimore Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation directs support and assistance to UB students and alumni interested in building or growing an enterprise. We do this through support, culture, events, education and research, and connecting with the business community. Meet with one of our counselors to discuss launching or growing your business. Visit us at for more information.

Hybrid event at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (BC 104)

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