TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon (February 21, 2019)

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL

Registration


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Monthly Membership Luncheon

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:45 a.m.

   

SPEAKER:  Brent C.J. Britton, Esquire with de la Pena & Holiday, LLP  

TOPIC "Intellectual Property Law"

SUMMARY: The presentation will be an overview of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

 

Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, February 14, 2019, (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601

If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to: Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

Regular Entrée:  Meatloaf with Country Gravy

 Vegetarian Entrée Spinach Ravioli with Tomato

CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert!  (No Substitutions Please)  

In case you didn’t already know this, you can add TBPA events to your calendar by opening the particular event on the website when you are logged in (and in PUBLIC VIEW mode), and clicking the “Add to my calendar” tab in the upper right hand corner of the specific event listing.

TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the USO Central Florida.


Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:




SLK Investigations is a full-service private investigative agency. SLK services include service of process, background checks, polygraph examinations, surveillance, locating/skiptracing, corporate investigations and much more.  You can learn more about SLK at: http://slkinvestigations.com

 

SPEAKER: Brent C.J. Britton, Esq.



SPEAKER'S BIO: 

For the past 20 years, Brent C.J. Britton has been assisting entrepreneurs and technology companies of all sizes in corporate and intellectual property transactions. A dot-com era Silicon Valley veteran, Britton’s legal career has included tours of duty in several major firms in San Francisco, New York City, and Tampa. In his third year out of law school, Britton founded the noted San Francisco technology law firm, Britton, Silberman & Cervantez, LLP, which was later acquired by Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP. Britton has been a prominent voice for the cultivation of Tampa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem while maintaining strong roots in the San Francisco Bay Area’s emerging companies community.


Britton’s clients range from startups to international conglomerates in the fields of digital media and software development, video games, education, mechanical devices, entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, cybersecurity, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. Britton’s legal work covers a full range of services of value to technology companies, such as corporate formation, venture funding, technology licensing and transactions, intellectual property strategy and prosecution (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), due diligence and auditing, innovation lifecycle management, mergers & acquisitions, website policies and terms of service, sweepstakes and gambling rules and procedures, employment agreements, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and regulatory advice.


While in law school in the early 90’s, Britton clerked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A former computer scientist and software engineer, Britton is the only lawyer who holds a graduate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Alongside his Master of Science from MIT, Britton also holds a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of Maine and a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of law. Britton is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Florida. He has been an adjunct professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. He is the co-founder of several startups, and he writes and speaks frequently on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and the philosophy of happiness and success. Britton’s book, “Ownability,” an introduction to intellectual property law, is available on amazon.com.


EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctor, with honors, Boston University School of Law, 1994
  • Master of Science, The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts with high distinction, Computer Science, University of Maine, 1989

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of Florida
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


 

TBPA is a voluntary professional association and does not make any representation, endorsement or guarantee as to the quality, reliability, competency, accuracy, business practice/standards/ethics, or professionalism of any member of TBPA.  TBPA does not conduct background checks or any other form of due diligence on any person or business applying for membership with TBPA.

 



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