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Wed., Nov 18th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m

Protection of Intellectual Property


Vince Bailey


How do I protect my ideas or my company's idea's subject matter from use by others? Patent, Trademark, Copyright or Trade Mark protection? The answer to these questions depends upon the nature of the idea and subject matter to be protected. Protection has at least two aspects: protecting against other's use of the subject matter; protection so that the subject matter adds intangible value for you or your company's operations.

Patent protection is drawn to any product, process, material or plant that is useful, novel, and non-obvious as compared to the prior art. Trademark protection addresses protection of the source of goods and their associated quality so that the consumer is not confused as to the source or quality of goods or services. Copyright protection affords a creative authorship fixed in a tangible medium protection from un-authorized copying. Trade secret protection offers protection for those products, processes, formulations or other ideas that may be difficult to reverse engineer from what is presented to the general public.

The Orange County SAMPE presentation will review the basics applicability and choice of protection for subject matter through patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret means. Some examples drawn from the advanced composite materials industry will illustrate the use and appropriateness of each intellectual property protection means. The strategic reasons for protecting intellectual property will be discussed from a practical perspective including cost, competitiveness and intangible value to a business entity.


Vincent Bailey has been a SAMPE member since 1984, holding the positions of International Treasurer and Vice President with International SAMPE from 2002 through 2006. He is a principal in a specialty weaving and distribution business providing fiber and fabric reinforcements to the advanced composites industry. Mr. Bailey has been a California attorney focused on intellectual property since 1996 and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


The Jagerhaus in Anaheim, 2525 East Ball Road, just west of the 57 Freeway, on the North side of Ball.
Turn right at the first driveway. Phone 714-520-9500. GoogleMap Link


6:00 pm Social7:00 pm Dinner • 8:00 pm Speaker — Member or guest dinner $20.
Student (with student ID) dinner $10. No cost for Program only.

Reservations:: E-mail Darrell Reed, reed@ocmtestlabs.com , call 714-630-3003, x 211
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OC SAMPE annual Christmas Party is being held on December 5th at 6pm at the Jagerhaus ! This annual event is sure to please with lots of door prizes and fun! A great dinner of Turkey, Ham and Roast Beef will be served along with some special surprises.
For reservations contact Joyce Lentz at 949- 240-6353

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