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Matt Poulsen

Suiter Swantz IP
Patent Attorney and Co-Owner
Omaha, NE
I am a patent attorney currently located in Omaha, NE and work with a large number of startups in a variety of verticals across the Midwest and the U.S. I'm actively involved with a number of startup-related ventures and programs in the Lincoln area.

Startups are particularly sensitive to intellectual property (IP) protection, as a significant amount of a startup’s revenue may be associated with a single good or service. To make matters worse, the legal requirements associated with securing IP (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) can be particularly unforgiving. As a result, an ineffective IP strategy can severely undermine the future of a startup, both in terms of market control and investment. In this session, we’ll discuss 1) the benefits of IP protection, 2) processes and common pitfalls associated with protecting your IP, and 3) strategies for minimizing IP acquisition costs.