Copyrights and Trademarks
Intellectual Property … you want an expert who knows the ins and out of IP and is a master weaver in protecting the rights of owners of patents and trademarks.
Bring that expertise to your Authordom and publishing success.
You will get sage and savvy advice and ahas “straight from the horse’s mouth” … Molly Kocialski knows intellectual property backwards and forward.
You will absorb and learn what IP really is, how to protect yourself, your books and anything else that falls under the IP umbrella.
Whatever your questions, our speaker has seen it all as an attorney, advocate and leader in the field.
- What is Intellectual Property and why should you care?
- How can you protect yourself?
- What steps should you take if your IP has been violated or stolen?
- When does it make sense to Trademark your material?
- What are the steps to take in Trademarking and what are the costs?
Meet Molly Kocialski, the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, she brings more than twenty years of intellectual property experience to the USPTO. Most recently, she was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, Inc., where she was responsible for managing an active patent prosecution docket and was also responsible for all of the post-grant procedures and patent investigations for Oracle and its subsidiaries. Prior to Oracle, she worked at Qwest Corporation and was also in private practice in both New York and Colorado focusing on intellectual property litigation for multiple high-tech companies while maintaining an active prosecution docket.
Molly Kocialski is a recognized IP leader in the Rocky Mountain region. She was the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Colorado Bar Association and currently serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors. She served as the head of the IP Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and currently serves on the National IP Committee of the Association of the Corporate Counsel. In 2015, she was recognized by Managing IP magazine as one of its North America Corporate IP Stars.