Florida Tech Offers Free Legal Counseling For Innovators
By Space Coast Daily // April 17, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology’s Women’s Business Center and the Technological Research Development Authority are working with local intellectual property attorneys to provide free legal counseling to local technology-driven businesses.
Entrepreneurs developing new products and services will have an opportunity for one-on-one legal counseling in the areas of intellectual property and technological innovation.
Participating attorneys and their law firms include: Steve Thomas of Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.; Mark Malek of Zies, Widerman & Malek; and Kelly Swartz of Ingenuity Law.
Counseling sessions will be held at the TRDA for three consecutive Fridays on April 27, May 4 and May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The WBC and the TRDA have also are offering the Brevard business community a series of luncheon lectures devoted to innovation and business expansion opportunities.
The “Technically Speaking” series is made possible by a grant to the Florida Tech WBC from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group.
The luncheon series runs through November and costs $25 per event. RSVP is required and includes the following topics:
• May 24 — Fundraising for your business
• July 12 — Government Contracting
• Sept. 27 — Manufacturing & Export
• Nov. 15 — Exit strategies & Succession Planning
Prior registration is required for legal counseling and the “Technically Speaking” luncheons.
To register, call 321-674-7007.