FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 12, 2009

Media, small businesses invited to ACS Webinar on impact of chemical industry trends on jobs

WASHINGTON, Nov.12, 2009 — News media and scientists interested in finance, entrepreneurships and the chemical sciences are invited to join a free American Chemical Society (ACS) Small & Medium Business Webinar for an opportunity to learn about beginning and growing a business in these difficult economic times.

The webinar will focus on how to protect intellectual assets when both time and money are at a premium, and will discuss early stage agreements that are critical to protecting company knowledge and goodwill.

Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time, the webinar will feature Gianna Arnold, principal at Miles & Stockbridge P.C. The webinar’s topic is “Navigating the IP landscape: Legal issues entrepreneurs and small business owners need to know.”

As a scientist and a law professional, Arnold focuses her legal expertise on helping scientists, entrepreneurs and small/medium business executives learn about the policies, procedures and corresponding agreements needed to protect the intellectual assets of start-up, early stage and mid-sized companies

The ACS Small & Medium Business Webinar Series is scheduled monthly this year to address current topics of interest to entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized businesses in the chemical/biopharma enterprise. There will be a 30-minute presentation by Arnold followed by a 25-minute Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

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