Joe McNamara is an in-house intellectual property (IP) attorney at Nasdaq, Inc., in the Washington, DC area. At Nasdaq, Joe works to secure patents for Nasdaq’s fintech innovations and trademarks for Nasdaq’s world-famous brand, and supports Nasdaq’s technology transactions and M&A activity from an IP perspective. Prior to Nasdaq, Joe worked as a patent attorney at Apple in Silicon Valley. Joe’s undergraduate degree is in Computer Science; prior to his legal career, he worked for a number of years at a startup as a software developer.
Intellectual Property 101 for Startups
Attendees will learn about different types of IP rights (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), and how to develop an IP portfolio that will protect their company and