Attorney addressed how companies can capitalize on IP assets and avoid litigation

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Troy, Mich.—November 2, 2020—William H. Honaker, a member partner of Dickinson Wright and prolific writer on culture and trends impacting IP, recently spoke at two virtual industry conferences examining how businesses can avoid having their ideas stolen while uncovering intellectual property assets that may add value to their bottom line.

Honaker delivered the on-demand presentation, “Turn Your Ideas Into Gold: The Business Owner’s Guide to Intellectual Property,” at ARMA Virtual InfoCon 2020 and IAQ & Energy 2020 Online, both of which took place at the end of October.

Honaker’s presentation discussed:

  • The 5 Pillars of IP Value
  • How to protect ideas, innovations and brand from theft
  • How to avoid being sued—or worse, put out of business
  • How to create an inventory of your most valuable IP assets
  • A simple system to recognize, prioritize and maximize business value

For more than 30 years, Honaker has been helping businesses—ranging from Fortune 100 firms to individual entrepreneurs—protect their patents, trademarks and copyrights.  The material presented at the conferences complement topics Honaker explores further in his new book, The Business Owners Guide to Intellectual Property.

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