Clement Hayes

Block45 Legal
General Counsel

Session Title: Contractual Issues and Intellectual Property Protection as a Business Strategy for the Cannabis Industry

Time: July 24th, 1:30 PM
Location: Seminar Room #3

Professional Summary

Clement is the founding partner of Harvest 360 Technologies. He holds a Degree from University of Colorado-Boulder in Evolutionary Biology . Mr. Hayes then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. During his time at St. Mary’s he served as the Editor in Chief of the St. Mary’s Law Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics and was a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals He is also a registered patent attorney. His breadth of experience allows him to provide innovative yet realistic solutions to any growing business. Clement currently hold a position as a Program Coordinator at the U.C. Health CeDAR program.

In addition to being the founding attorney of Block45 Legal, Mr. Hayes was an attorney with Messner Reeves LLP where he managed the intellectual property portfolio of a fortune 200 company. Mr. Hayes is a long-standing member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and serves as President of the Denver Chamber of Commerce Leads Group D.

Session Abstract

Protecting your intellectual property can be the difference between success and failure. Identification and protection of your business’s IP should be a top priority for your company as it can yield enormous value. Conversely, not protecting your intellectual property can lead to lost value, competitors stealing your ideas, and costly litigation. Understanding the importance of your intellectual property is the first step.

In this presentation, Clement Hayes and Anthony Santos will walk you through what forms of intellectual property protection are available, how to protect your intellectual property, and how to create enforceable contracts. At the conclusion of the presentation you will understand what forms of intellectual property are best for different types of cannabis-related businesses, different strategies to protect your intellectual property, and how to turn your intellectual property into extra value in your business.

Clement Hayes is also on the License Application Crunch Time Panel

July 23rd, 4:30 PM
Seminar Room 1

Never too late to make your application better. CIMP has assembled a highly skilled panel to answer your questions about the Missouri program and the application process. Where to get help, Why to get help, and how understanding and fully embracing the Missouri program will make a better marketplace for all that participate, and create better outcomes for patients that need help.