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McNees IP Attorney to Provide Informative Session for Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission

March 6, 2019
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – (February 25, 2019) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC attorney Shawn Leppo is slated to present “Intellectual Property Basics for Business Owners” for the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission on Wednesday, March 6 in Altoona.

Shawn, who is Co-Chair of the McNees Intellectual Property Practice Group, will provide an overview of the four primary types of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets).  He will explain what each of them protects, what you can expect they might cost to obtain and defend, and how a combined portfolio of all four can help protect and grow your business.  He will also identify potential risks of stepping into the minefield of someone else’s intellectual property.

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Shawn’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with a focus on litigation and counseling.  As one of the firm’s patent and trademark lawyers, he assists clients in asserting and defending charges of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement in federal courts across the United States and in related mediation proceedings.


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