The U.S. government is highly dependent on Intellectual Property (IP), the vast majority of which sources from small and emerging companies. Average federal spending on IP tops $150 billion. But the rules for government-backed IP differ markedly from those in the commercial sector. And those rules are complex. Developing an IP strategy to create and maintain competitive advantages in both markets requires a thorough understanding of the distinctions between the two. This presentation will explore those distinctions and explain how to effectively protect your IP when working with the government.

Who Should Attend?
Any innovative individual or company who is currently funded by or anticipates accepting government funds to conduct research or to develop a product or service for either government or commercial sectors.

Nov 4 – Aurora Chamber of Commerce
14305 East Alameda Avenue, #300, Conference Room A
Aurora, CO 80012
1:00 p.m. meet & greet / 1:30 p.m. seminar start / 3:00 p.m. end
Parking: Lots on left and rear of the building
(NOTE: Chambers Road is under construction, use Abilene or I-225 exit Alameda.)
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Nov 5 – Pikes Peak Regional Development Center (PPRDC)
2880 International Circle, Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
7:30 a.m. meet & greet / 8:00 a.m. seminar start / 9:30 a.m. end
Parking: Lot in front of the building
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Nov 11 – Broomfield Omni Hotel
500 Interlocken Boulevard, Birch Room
Broomfield, CO 80020
7:30 a.m. meet & greet / 8:00 a.m. seminar start / 9:30 a.m. end
Parking: Complimentary self-parking, valet available ($10)
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Nov 12 – Golden Office Evolution
14143 Denver West Parkway, Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
7:30 a.m. meet & greet / 8:00 a.m. seminar start / 9:30 a.m. end
Parking: Lot in front of the building
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Nov 12 – Museum of Boulder Event Center
2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
1:00 p.m. meet & greet / 1:30 p.m. seminar start / 3:00 p.m. end
Parking: Lot next to the building
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Nov 13 – Innosphere
320 East Vine Drive, #101, North Conference Room
Fort Collins, CO 80524
7:30 a.m. meet & greet / 8:00 a.m. seminar start / 9:30 a.m. end
Parking: Lot adjacent to the building
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Refreshments provided at all seminars.


About Martensen IP
An intellectual property law firm based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Martensen’s reach spans not only the country but the rest of the globe, as well. We provide our clients the full spectrum of practice areas to meet their intellectual property needs, to include patent services, foreign prosecution, advice and counsel, government contracting and due diligence review, for both purchasers and sellers alike.


Questions? Contact us at info@martensenip.com.

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Co-sponsored by Colorado PTAC


This briefing is similar to any other legal education seminar designed to provide general information on pertinent legal topics. The statements made and any materials distributed as part of the seminar are provided for educational purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice nor do they necessarily reflect the views of Martensen IP or any of its attorneys other than the speakers. This briefing is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and Martensen IP. If you have specific questions as to the application of the law to your activities, you should seek the advice of your legal counsel.