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For Immediate Release
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012


Lauded attorney to share tips on protecting critical business assets

     Sterling Heights, Mich. – Business leaders are invited to learn about their company's most valuable assets, including trade secrets, confidential information and business relationships, at Macomb-OU INCubator's next Lunch and Launch event on Thursday, Dec. 6.

     Bernard Fuhs, an attorney with the law firm of Butzel Long, will showcase his expertise with "#NicePeopleDOFinishLast: Protecting Your Investment, Ideas and Trade Secrets in the Social Media Age."

     The presentation will explore how failing to proactively and properly protect these assets negatively impacts your business – especially for startups and entrepreneurs – as well as the steps business owners and managers can take to protect assets and remedy any misappropriation of them.

     Fuhs concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, and has significant experience in non-compete and trade secret disputes. He was recently named to Crain's Detroit Business' 2012 Class of "40 under 40," selected as a 2012 Business Litigation Top Lawyer to DBusiness Magazine and named to the 2011 and 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers' Rising Star Lists.

     This free lecture, set for noon to 1 p.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator, will include a question and answer period. Attendees should bring their own lunch, though beverages and dessert will be provided.

     The incubator is located in the Velocity building at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Those interested in attending the lecture are asked to register in advance by contacting Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or e-mailing to macINC@oakland.edu.

     The Macomb-OU INCubator provides comprehensive development and support to startup and emerging businesses with a focus on the defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. For more information, visit the incubator website at oakland.edu/macombouinc.

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