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The Launch of the Iowa LES Chapter
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Iowa April Event

When: Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Kirkwood Regional Center -- Linn County
1770 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, Iowa  52233
United States
Contact: James Holcombe
(319) 431-2096

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Join us for the Launch of the Iowa LES Chapter!

The Importance of Intellectual Property &
The Protection of U.S. Trade Secret Assets

Expert Presentations, Lunch, and Networking



Join us for the first Iowa LES Chapter event!  We will start with lunch and networking with coworkers, colleagues and peers. Afterwards, our featured speakers will present information on, "The Importance of IP," and "The Protection of U.S. Trade Secret Assets."

We look forward to learning how these topics affect you and your role within your organization.

Come share your ideas to shape future events, and consider joining our leadership team!


Through April 17:

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $40.00
Student Member: $15.00 

After April 17:

LES Member: $35.00
Non-Member: $50.00
Student Member: $25.00 



Topic: The Importance of Intellectual Property

Julia Klaren

IP Manager
Rockwell Collins, Inc.


Julia Klaren is an Intellectual Property Manager at Rockwell Collins.  Julia has spent the last thirteen years at Rockwell Collins in IP focused business areas.  The last seven years have been in the IP Management department at Rockwell Collins providing support to the Business Units on IP valuation and business process for IP focused transactions.  Prior to her experience  at Rockwell Collins Julia has worked in Banking/Finance and Telecommunications in various roles.  Julia holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Boston College and an M.B.A. from University of Iowa. 


Topic: The Protection of U.S. Trade Secret Assets


Sean Solberg

Davis Brown Law


Sean Solberg serves as intellectual property counsel to clients ranging from tech transfer offices, university spinoffs and startups to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including the medical device, biotech and agriculture industries.


He has extensive experience managing and implementing strategies for both significant and emerging patent and application portfolios, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in various technologies, performing due diligence investigations of intellectual property portfolios in merger and acquisition deals, evaluating the validity and enforceability of patents, advising on infringement issues, and developing trade secret protection strategies.  Sean also drafts and negotiates various technology agreements, including licenses, assignments, and agreements related to research, collaboration and consulting.  In addition, he has substantial experience in complex intellectual property litigation.  Read more...

Generously hosted by:

Kirkwood Community College -- Linn County Regional Center


The Iowa Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after April 17.  Substitutions are accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


Disability/Dietary Needs
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page. 


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By registering for this event, you permit LES and its chapters to use photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.



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