Intellectual Property Myths Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know: Let’s Get to the Truth!
Over the years we have heard it all and likely, so have you when it comes to intellectual property (IP). This presentation will debunk the myths about IP for entrepreneurs and provide the truth about all forms of Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets) as well as related topics including Valuation, Investment, Marketing, Business and Economics. If you have a specific myth or belief that you have questions about, do submit it to us when registering and we can delve into your specific topic. Don’t miss this “revealing”, interactive and eye-opening presentation filled with valuable tips for entrepreneurs in any stage of business.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 11:30 am EDT – 1:15 pm EDT



  1. Networking (11:30 am – 12 pm EDT)
  2. Presentation (12 pm – 1:15 pm EDT)

Presented by the Entrepreneurial Strategy Series and Gearhart Law.


Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founding partner of Gearhart Law and has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Gearhart Law has been twice named as one of Inc Magazines 5000 fastest growing companies. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law.

Richard formerly headed the U.S. Patent and Trademark group for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. While at Novartis, Richard oversaw over 40 patent and trademark attorneys and managed global litigation and patent prosecution. Previous to Novartis, Richard served as General Patent Counsel at CIBA Vision Corporation, where he oversaw the activities of 9 patent attorneys, and actively managed U.S. and global patent litigation, as well as patent prosecution and opinions. Richard successfully initiated and managed the case of Wesley Jessen Corp v. Bausch & Lomb, Inc. which led to an injunction against one of CIBA Vision’s major competitors, and the removal of an infringing product from the market.Before taking the helm at CIBA Vision, Richard also worked at Dow Corning Corporation as Senior Managing Counsel, and prior to that worked in private practice at the Geneva, Switzerland office of the international law firm of Jones, Day. Read more at:

David Postolski, Esq. is a senior partner at Gearhart Law, is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual property (IP) attorney and has been practicing IP law for over 17 years. David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and emerging companies with their U.S and international IP strategy, protection, enforcement, and monetization. David is a frequent speaker and author on emerging IP issues and technologies. Raising capital, business formation, licensing, and equity-based crowdfunding are his strengths. His experience includes corresponding branding, trademark, business, and corporate side of intellectual property. This includes drafting and negotiating licenses, product development, manufacturing, supply chain and launch, FDA processes, ANDA procedures, and consumer product safety commission processes.

David is a professor at Temple University, Parsons School of Design and the Radzyner Law School (Herzliya, Israel) where he teaches master-level students about IP, ethics, and other regulatory considerations. He is a current Council Member of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, founder of their International Action Group, and editor of their monthly newsletter, and the outgoing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Officer. David currently serves on Harvard’s Lemann Entrepreneurial Program Advisory Board. David remains very involved in New York State’s first federally approved patent pro bono program in collaboration with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Read more at:

David Postolski, Esq. and Richard Gearhart, Esq. are our event speakers and moderators. Please email them with questions at: and at

This event is sponsored by Gearhart Law, a full service Intellectual Property firm specializing in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law domestically and globally. We serve inventors, entrepreneurs, and established businesses. We can help you strategize and build your IP portfolio based on your business needs. Call us for a free consultation at 908-273-0700 or contact us through