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The Student Innovation Idea Lab presents the next IP Bootcamp. This workshop allows innovators in our campus community to learn about protecting and investing in their intellectual property.
This upcoming bootcamp will be lead by Stephanie Pottick and Quyen Tu and the date is January 30th, 2018 at 4-6pm in the University Library Room 4829, the Special Events
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Here is additional information on each of our speakers.
Stephanie Pottick is a legal and business consultant who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and companies take their brands and businesses to the next level. She is a licensed attorney who worked in the toy industry for over 14 years and has extensive experience with branding, licensing, merchandising, sales, marketing, safety, and manufacturing. Because of her unique background, Stephanie has the ability to understand business from a legal perspective and the law from a business perspective. Stephanie provides practical solutions and creative strategies for everyday business matters and routinely works on business and licensing contracts, brand and intellectual property protection and general business consultation.
Quyen (pronounced Quinn) Tu is committed to service. Her legal practice is focused on meeting the needs of entrepreneurs, helping them protect their businesses and make a positive impact on society. They rely on her counsel to guide their businesses in ways that leave them time and resources to contribute and make an impact.
Quyen is a driven entrepreneur herself. Her primary commitment is her work with her clients, fueled by a passion to give back to others. She models the reality that you can create a business where your deepest passion for service propels you each day. Her own contributions to others include fundraising for cancer research, serving marginalized people, and environmental cleanup.
One of her most meaningful experiences was volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Nepal in 2014, working alongside 500 other volunteers from around the world to build 36 houses in a week. The schoolgirls in the photo remind Quyen of the importance of perseverance, open-hearted warmth, and connections across language barriers, and serving people in practical as well as intangible ways. In 2018, Quyen plans to join a Habitat Build in Jordan.
She is honored to serve as General Counsel to YANA-Cancer Comfort, an organization providing care packages and prayers to people suffering from cancer. Quyen is a Board Member of the William P. Gray Inn of Court in Orange County and was appointed to the Young Litigator Taskforce for the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section. She has held leadership positions in local and national associations since she was a law student. Quyen is a mentor to past and current law students.
Some of her past experience includes serving as a private prosecutor. In two and a half years, she tried hundreds of photo enforcement cases and argued the appeals from them as well. Quyen began her legal career as a staff attorney at the Public Law Center, a non-profit organization that provides access to justice for low-income residents. Working mainly in the Spanish and Vietnamese-speaking communities, Quyen represented people who were screwed by car dealers, had collectors harassing them, or were victims of mortgage fraud. She formed strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, professional associations, elected officials and media outlets to increase access to justice for her clients.
Quyen earned her B.A. at the University of California, San Diego and her J.D. at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She has also studied in Spain and China.
When Quyen is not working, you can find her running, biking, swimming, and learning new yoga poses.