Scripps Howard Center to host free workshop on leveraging intellectual property

For immediate release…
Thursday – May 16, 2013

- Imagine your nonprofit comes up with a unique fundraising idea. You launch it and it succeeds. Who owns the idea? Or maybe your team develops a new social entrepreneurship concept – one guaranteed to create a revenue stream. Who owns that idea? Intellectual property is property, just like real estate and furniture. But the laws can be complex to understand and navigate.

The Northern Kentucky University Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement will host a free “Get Engaged at NKU!” workshop and breakfast on the topic of “Intellectual Property: Strategizing to Create Value for Your Organization” on Thursday, May 30, from 8-11 a.m., at NKU’s Steely Library.

Todd Bailey, of counsel with Frost Brown Todd and clinical lecturer at the Miami University Farmer School of Business, will lead a presentation and discussion about strategies to commercialize intellectual property and create value for your business. Bailey will address the “sword and shield” approach to intellectual property strategies and cover methods to inject creativity and flexibility into this traditional strategy to leverage IP into new markets, generate licensing revenue to support further research, attract and retain talent, and create new startup companies based on developed technologies.

Bailey’s practice concentrates on the areas of mediation and arbitration concerning commercial and intellectual property disputes. He has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® for the past five years and has been selected for inclusion in numerous editions of the Ohio Super Lawyers®. Bailey received the Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award, presented to Miami’s outstanding clinical faculty member. He also sits on the board of the Jewish National Fund.

In addition to Bailey’s presentation, NKU panelists will provide information on university resources for entrepreneurs and non-profits. The program will conclude with a Q&A discussion with audience members.

Panelists include David Hirsch, NKU College of Informatics Center for Applied Informatics; Lindsey Jaeger, NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute; John Schlipp, NKU Steely Library Intellectual Property Awareness Center; and Barbara Wagner, NKU Chase Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic.

The “Get Engaged” series provides community organizations an opportunity to network with NKU faculty, staff and students to strengthen the university’s educational and service-based partnership with the Greater Cincinnati community.

The May 30 workshop is free, but registration is required. Online registration is available at

The event is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau, the NKU Center for Applied Informatics, the NKU Steely Library Intellectual Property Awareness Center, the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and the NKU Chase Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic.

NKU has applied for one hour of general continuing legal education credit in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

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