Kenneth D. Suzan practices Intellectual Property Law at Barnes and Thornburg in Minneapolis. He also co-founded IP Fridays with Rolf Claessen, a Patent Attorney in Cologne, Germany. They discuss recent issues regarding patents, trademarks, copyright, unfair competition, licensing, and other IP topics. Trademarks are everywhere.
Ken takes us back to his New York upbringing and shares a bit about his family of origin. You will learn how he meets his wife, Kelly, and becomes a father of two children. Time management becomes a balancing act of prioritization. We move into how he has combined his interests in acting, broadcast communication, and law to build a fulfilling 19-year career in the legal profession.
We learn where his curiosity for intellectual property was sparked. You will soon learn how his ability to see the world through innovative eyes and a huge curiosity to explore new things feeds his soul. Listen in for an engaging and energetic conversation especially when it comes to the emerging intellectual property topics of Drones, privacy, and registration.
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Take inventory of your Intellectual Property. What do you need to trademark or copyright? Your company name, new products and services?
Check out two free resources:
- uspto.gov – United States Patent and Trademark Office
- inta.org – The International Trademark Association(INTA) is a worldwide not-for-profit advocacy association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective global commerce. The organization has over 6500 members in 190 countries.
IP Innovative Attorney, Ken Suzan, Episode #38
Next Monday’s Mentoring Conversation:
Mike Barrett of Mazanec, Bauer and Associates, P.L.C., www.mazanecbauer.com, will be in the studio. We will discuss the 25th year birthday of the World Wide Web, his background growing up in West St. Paul, and small business accounting.