Steve Boyer

Thursday, September 6th, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Surreal Estate
An Inventor’s Journey into Intellectual Property Law

In the Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach

Steve Boyer presents an inventor’s (and design entrepreneur’s) guide to Intellectual Property Law.

Intellectual property is the primary output of the creative fields. Artists and designers tend to take a head-in-the-sand approach to intellectual property law at their own peril. Some real world examples from an inventor’s portfolio will help clarify some of the most important aspects of the law and how it can impact your practice.

Steve Boyer is a designer, inventor and educator with over 25 years of experience developing technology and creating content for a variety of interactive media in corporate, academic and entrepreneurial environments.

Working in corporate, academic and entrepreneurial environments, Steve synthesizes both technical and creative skills – a rare combination in the design industry. He is a pioneering, new-media designer with over 20 years experience developing technology and producing content for a wide variety of interactive projects. He has hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of digital production.

He is a researcher and collaboration-enabler, bringing together various disciplines and departments outside of the usual Product Development pipeline. His has a unique insight into how people work together, and how technology can be applied to foster a creative environment.

As a Professor of Electronics and Micro-controllers classes at Art Institute of Chicago, Steve presented a perspective on the synergies of art, technology and business that was unique, well researched, and motivating.