Upcoming Husky Innovate events

Protect your Innovation | 10/6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Library 244
Pre-registration requiredHusky Innovate and the Van Pelt and Opie Library invite students and community members to participate in the Protect Your Innovation workshop. Michigan Tech IP expert, Licensed Patent Agent, Associate Vice President for Research Administration Jim Baker will lead us through compelling IP scenarios. Librarian and Patent and Trademark Research Center (PTRC) Representative Annelise Doll will explain patents, trademarks and resources available through Michigan Tech’s PTRC which is part of the Patent and Trademark Office’s nationwide program of PTRCs. See attached flyer for more information. Contact: huskyinnovate@mtu.edu

We will cover key questions and topics around IP:

  • How can you protect the intellectual property incorporated within your innovation?  
  • What options do you have and what strategies can you apply?  
  • When should you consider IP protections?

We will discuss the fundamentals of intellectual property including:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets/Knowhow
  • How to initiate a prior art discovery with free library resources

Husky Innovate Talk with Innovator Jacob Soter | 10/8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Pre-registration required

Michigan Tech graduate Jake Soter EE/CPE ’19, MBA ’20 observed that flag warning systems at beaches weren’t updated right away and knew that swimmers weren’t getting important information on days with strong rip-currents and high waves. He identified a value proposition and together with his advisor, Dr. Andrew Barnard, created a technological solution to address this problem. From there, he launched a new business. Join us to hear about Jake’s innovation pathway, how he validated his value proposition, what he’s learned along the way and what’s next for his business. See attached flyer for more information. Contact: huskyinnovate@mtu.edu