Protecting Your COVID-19 Innovations

April 8, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)


Manufacturing innovations skyrocketed during 2020 as our nation’s greatest problem solvers worked to tackle the challenges of a global pandemic. While some acted quickly to protect their new intellectual property, too many remain vulnerable to sales disruption from competitors. 

Join MMA, noted manufacturing innovators and attorneys from the well-respected intellectual property law firm of Fishman Stewart for a free virtual discussion that will help you increase the value of your company and protect your intellectual property’s revenue stream. Learn from the experience of your manufacturing peers in this interactive panel discussion.

Speaker Lineup

Kelly Victor-Burke, CEO 
Burke Architectural Millwork

Kelly Victor-Burke is an entrepreneur and woodwork manufacturing advocate who founded Burke Architectural Millwork (BAM) in 2016 to disrupt the status quo in the woodwork industry and bring positive recognition to the field of architectural millwork manufacturing. BAM is Michigan’s first and only WBENC-certified WBE in custom architectural millwork. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BAM shifted to fabricating custom PPE plexiglass barriers for food services, medical, business, educational and retail environments.

Matt Carr, President 
Storch Products Co Inc.

Matt Carr is an award-winning artist and designer, master fabricator, inventor and President of Storch Products Co Inc., a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of magnetic products and magnetic materials. Early in the global pandemic, he founded AiroTrust, a new division of Storch Products Company Inc., which provides an innovative way to improve the air quality in facilities to provide employees and customers the peace of mind that comes with clean, safe air.

Doug LaLone, Partner 
Fishman Stewart

Doug LaLone is an engineer, patent attorney and partner at the firm of Fishman Stewart and he serves as chair of the firm’s Strategic Intellectual Property Practice Group which counsels portfolio companies, PE, VC and IB firms on intellectual property strategies, due diligence and portfolio management. Doug has successfully prosecuted and defended over 100 different Intellectual Property suits in numerous federal and state courts, and appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Delaney McKinley, 
Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Events

As the head of MMA’s Membership, Marketing & Events Department, Delaney McKinley leverages a diverse set of skills to deliver outstanding value to the organization’s broad membership. She leads the organization’s communications strategy with various stakeholders, and directs member recruitment, retention and engagement programs.

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Contact Information

Michigan Manufacturers Association
Name: Sarah Martin
Phone: 517-487-8521
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