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Entrepreneurship Research Series

Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Research Series!

Workshops in this series will help inventors and entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property and support their business through research.  Students, faculty, and community members are welcome.

Entrepreneurship Research Series Workshop Schedule - Spring 2017

RSVP for the event that you would like to attend by clicking on the workshop title below.

*All workshops are held in Ablah Library, room 217 unless otherwise noted.  


Protect Your Business: Intellectual Property Basics

5:30-6:30 pm Tuesday, February 7

Presenter: Nan Myers

Who's Your Customer?: Identify Your Consumer Market

12-1 pm Thursday, February 16

Presenter: Meghann Kuhlmann

Trademark Basics: How to Protect Your Business Name and Logo

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, February 21

Presenters: Sara Butts and Nan Myers

Protect Your Business: Intellectual Property Basics

12-1 pm Thursday, March 2

Presenter: Nan Myers

Patent Searching 101: How to Search for U.S. and Foreign Patents

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, March 7

Presenter: Sara Butts

Who's Your Competition?: Define Your Competitive Advantage

11 am-12 pm Thursday, March 16

Presenter: Meghann Kuhlmann

Patent Searching for Engineers: Using Library Databases to Search for Patents

11 am-12 pm Thursday, March 30

Presenter: Aaron Bowen

Using Government Funding for Business Development

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, April 4, Lower Level of Ablah Library

Guest Presenter: Gary Stecklein, President of the Inventors Association of South Central Kansas

Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business

11 am-12 pm Thursday, April 13

Presenter: Meghann Kuhlmann

Intellectual Property Management & Students' Intellectual Property Rights

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, April 18, Lower Level of Ablah Library

Guest Presenters: Becky Hundley at WSU Ventures and Crissa Cook, Intellectual Property Attorney at Hovey Williams

Advanced Patent Searching: Using the Public Version of Patent Examiners' Search Tools

11 am-12 pm Thursday, April 27

Presenter: Sara Butts