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PPB Law understands the many challenges that startups and small businesses face and we feel
protecting your innovations should not be one of those. We have created resources to help you better
understand IP and the patent process.

IP and Your Venture
A Conversation between StartWheel & Patent Portfolio Builders

Part 1

Part 2

An IP Discussion with Callye Keen of Red Blue Collective
IP Overview: Why it's Important
A Conversation with 757 Accelerate
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Introduction to Intellectual Property

PowerPoint Presentation, November 2019

Intellectual Property: A Discussion on Patents, Copyrights, and your IP Concerns

Zoom Presentation, April 2020

Introduction to Trademarks

Info Sheet by PPB Law

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Invention Disclosure Form

Form Document by PPB Law

Intellectual property lawyer hampton roads virginia

More start-up resources

are on their way!

Trusted Partners

StartWheel's goal is to consolidate, coordinate and celebrate the entrepreneurial efforts that are taking place across the Hampton Roads, Virginia (HRVA) region. Together, we foster the growth of entrepreneurism in our innovation economy to create the next generation of business. StartWheel is where talent, resources, information and leadership come together.

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The Dominion Energy Innovation Center, located in Ashland, is an affiliated innovation center of Activation Capital that supports early-stage advanced technology companies by providing them with the collaborative space, guidance, and resources needed to accelerate their growth. Founded in November 2009, the Dominion Energy Innovation Center supports great ideas across a wide spectrum of industry sectors in addition to its focus on building the climate technology sector in Virginia. Founding partners of this organization include the signature sponsor, Dominion Energy, as well as Activation Capital, the Town of Ashland, and Hanover County.


Red Blue Collective eliminates the barriers to launching and growing innovative physical product companies. We coach entrepreneurs to transform product ideas into a business reality and connect them with funding opportunities, development resources, and manufacturing partners.

crowdfunding lawyers

Jossey PLLC through helps small businesses and entrepreneurs capitalize through equity crowdfunding. This new and innovative tool allows everyone to invest in companies locally and globally. Issuers can raise up to $1 million selling securities through intermediary portals that introduce the company to hundreds of thousands of potential investors. Jossey PLLC guides the company from portal choice through raise closing for a flat fee.

startups ignite

A startup performance accelerator with a support network.  We help startups beat the odds, and accelerate what matters.

SBDC University of Mary Washington

The UMW Small Business Development Center is a resource center that provides assistance to the small business community via management training, industrial and demographic research, and confidential one-on-one consulting with a focus on capital access and management planning.

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