august, 2018

01aug6:00 pm8:00 pmPlano Software Entrepreneurs Meet Up

Event Details


Come out to our next “First Wednesday” meet up!
6:00 PM Start
When: Wednesday, August 1st

Come hear Kelce Wilson present his talk:

“Maximum IP Protection for Minimum Legal Spend (for Start-Ups)”

Several tactics will be provided to assist cash-strapped start-ups maximize the per-dollar effectiveness of their intellectual property (IP, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets). Engineers and designers may be able to do some of the work involved in obtaining IP protection themselves, to reduce the amount of work that is billed by attorneys. Attorney assistance may be recommended for many tasks involved with IP protection, but by being smart about what work must be done by an attorney and what the engineers and designers can do themselves, a more cost-effective IP protection plan may be implemented in some scenarios. Resources provided: 1. Reviewing Your Patent Application Prior to Filing: A guide to getting more from your patent budget. 2. INVENTION DISCLOSURE FORM, 3. Case Study

Kelce Wilson was in the U.S. Air Force, first on active duty and then the Reserves, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He won Reservist of the Year for the Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center for solving multiple challenging mathematical problems that had been delaying development of stealth and radar jamming systems. He has a B.S., M.S. and PhD in electrical engineering, an M.B.A., a J.D. (law degree), and US Patent and Trademark Office practitioner registration. Additionally, he is a certified privacy professional, with CIPP-US, CIPP-E, and CIPM. During his military and engineering career he worked in satellite control, cryptography, radar jammers, low observable (stealth) aircraft, automatic target recognition, synthetic aperture radar (used for long-range surveillance), and cybersecurity testing. Now, as an attorney, he assists clients with patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing, and also privacy & security matters.

Networking before and afterward.

Local Events: 

If you know of any events happening in the North Texas area of interest to entrepreneurs, please be ready to share with the group.

Elevator Pitch:

If you would like an opportunity to practice your 1-minute elevator pitch on your startup idea, startup, or growing company, you will have an opportunity to pitch it to our friendly group!

Job Seeker – Hiring Manager/Recruiter? 

Be ready to give a short description of your background, target job, and targeted companies. If you are a recruiter or hiring, be ready to give a description of what you are seeking.


Please donate to keep these meetings going! You can donate:
1. before the meeting (look for the “chip-in” button under the “members” tab),
2. At the meeting here: , or
3. at the meeting with cash ($4 recommended).


We will have a raffle of a token of our appreciation. Bring a business card to drop into the participation hat!


1. something to take notes on,
2. business cards for the raffle,
3. cash for the donation, and if you wish,
4. your elevator-pitch/request/info for the group!



(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Collin College Courtyard Center

4800 Preston Park Boulevard Room 122

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