Seminar on protecting digital technology intellectual property set for May 20

May 9, 2013  

Charles C. Valauskas

Charles C. Valauskas 
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers at educational institutions, entrepreneurs, inventors and the general public will learn about protecting digital technology intellectual property during a free seminar May 20 at the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

Charles C. Valauskas of Chicago-based Valauskas Corder LLC will speak during Protecting Digital Technologies: New Cost-Effective Strategies from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET at the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette. The seminar is hosted by the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.

Valauskas is legal counsel to domestic and foreign companies, new ventures, and universities and research foundations. He was the Vice President for Industry Relations for the Association of University Technology Managers and is a former adjunct law professor for intellectual property matters. He said the presentation will focus on digital technologies that generate a user interface on a desktop or mobile device.

"The presentation will include information about components of digital technologies that are protectable, how to protect them and the associated cost," he said. "There will be a review of trade secret, copyright, trademark and patent protection available for these technologies. Design patents and how they can provide protection for user interfaces will also be discussed, along with new aspects of U.S. design patent law."

To RSVP for the seminar, contact Sally Ross at by May 15. Seating is limited, and lunch is included. The seminar could be broadcast to other sites in the Purdue Research Park network - Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany - if interest is expressed.

About Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology-transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities.

Purdue Research Foundation contact:

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, 


Sally Ross, 765-588-3490,

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