Think Safe

Some days it seems like all the good ideas have been taken. That great movie idea? Done, with both remakes and sequels. That amazing invention that no one will be able to live without? Tied up in patent and trademark limbo. But if you're one of those optimistic types who missed the casting call for that reality show for inventors, it might behoove you to attend the Greater Dallas Chamber's luncheon "How to Protect Intellectual Property." Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent Trademark Office Stephen M. Pinkos will discuss the process of how to make sure nobody steals your good ideas...or even your bad ones. Activate those defense mechanisms from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard St. Admission is $55. Call 214-712-1937 or visit
Thu., Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Jay Webb