STC.UNM hosts its spring breakfast seminar series with guest Charles C. Valauskas presenting, Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property: Cot Effective Development and Protection Strategies,” Tuesday, March 31 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Auditorium at the UNM Science and Technology Park located at 800 Bradbury Dr., SE.

The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public, but registration is required. Breakfast will be provided and registration can be found here.

Valauskas will discuss how four out of every five intellectual properties are developed constantly throughout the creative process, at no cost, and without the involvement of lawyers. As a result, protection is automatic and free. The challenge then is one of identifying the intellectual properties developed during the creative process and managing them to provide commercial benefit.

He is a co-founder and partner in Valauskas Corder, legal counsel to domestic and foreign companies, new ventures, universities and research foundations, and is also a former adjunct law professor for intellectual property matters.

Valauskas is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, his J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law, and his LL.M. from the Northwestern University School of Law.