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Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and More: Business IP Considerations

Woodbury School of Business
KB 102
Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM (MT) to Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM (MT)

Do you need a patent, copyright, or trademark for your business? Intellectual Property expert, Eric Gardiner, will outline the differences between each type of IP, including cost, timeline, and what is best for your business. Come with questions!

Facilitated by Eric Gardiner.


About Eric

Eric graduated from Arizona State University with both an electrical engineering degree and a juris doctor degree. He is a registered patent attorney with twenty-five plus years of intellectual property experience focused in the high-tech sector. Eric has worked at two law firms and as corporate counsel for several high-tech companies, including two software start-ups. Over his career, Eric has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, and drafted and negotiated hundreds of software and intellectual property agreements. Eric joined UVU in 2017 and is an attorney in the Office of General Counsel. His work focuses primarily on intellectual property-related matters. He also oversees the Office of Technology Commercialization, which is responsible for evaluating, protecting, and licensing UVU's intellectual property.


The UVU Entrepreneurship Institute empowers UVU students to start and grow their businesses through experiential opportunities, robust programming, resources and mentorship, and integration with the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. You can learn to become a successful entrepreneur.

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