Richard C. Balough was a guest lecturer at the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Mr. Balough spoke to the students on March 1, 2012, concerning protecting intellectual property rights for start-up companies. His talk covered such issues as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and covenants not to compete. He also discussed issues that entrepreneurs should consider as part of forming the proper legal entity to advance their ideas in the marketplace.
The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship was ranked as No. 1 for entrepreneurship for both undergraduate and graduate business schools at public universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2011. The undergraduate business school has maintained this No. 1 ranking for the past five years.