Monday, October 20, 2014 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm,  Attorney Mandy Tran Garrels will speak at Lakeshore Technical College.  The long term value and strength of any business depends on the strength of its intellectual property portfolio and how related business decisions are made.  The right combination of intellectual property in a portfolio will provide proper protection against natural competitors. A company developing from start-up to profit should expect growth in innovation.  Knowing how to identify nascent ideas and timely harness patentable and trademarked matter is critical of staying ahead and avoiding loss to competitors in this fast paced market.  Learn how to develop your IP portfolio side by side with the stages of growth of your company.  Find out how recent changes in U.S. law are affecting corporate approach to business innovation and protection.