There's something to be said about entrepreneurs who keep their business ideas under wraps during the first phases of development and launch. Entrepreneurs who explore the world of intellectual property before they broadcast their business will have a leg up on any percolating competitors.
But business plan competitions have to take intellectual property to a whole new level. Because contestants are sharing their business ideas with advisory board members, organizers, judges, and the public (in a live pitch competition), many worry that their ideas could be swept under their feet. But the entrepreneurs participating in The Gigabit Challenge do not have to worry about this--they've got Hovey Williams.
Hovey Williams LLP is a Kansas City-based law firm that specializes in patents, trademarks and all things IP. Hovey Williams LLP has been preserving the unique ideas of inventors and creative minds alike for over 80 years. As a specialized intellectual property law firm, Hovey Williams offers a full range of IP services including assistance with patents, trademarks, copyrights and IP litigation.
Which is exactly what many Gigabit Challenge contestants need! As the Finalists take the stage on January 18th during The Gigabit Challenge Finale, they are going to want to have their intellectual property in line. And this is exactly where Hovey Williams LLP can come into play. A huge thanks to Hovey Williams for partnering for The Gigabit Challenge and donating their time and expertise to entrepreneurs in Kansas City and beyond!