You have invested considerable man-hours and capital in your grow, extraction/infusion, and dispensing facilities. They are protected by a sophisticated security system and insured. Your employees, vendors, subcontractors, and partners have all been screened—including local and state background checks. In this competitive business, there is one more asset that needs protection–your Intellectual Property (IP).
Loss is possible through many avenues: hacking, lax computer access controls, physical theft of a copy, photography, video, recorded/overheard conversations, lost documents, disgruntled employees/vendors, unwarranted vendor access, and covert actions. Understand the value of your IP and develop a ranked risk listing and associated prevention plans. IP is your biggest asset. As such, it requires relentless attention and protection.
With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, the market flourishes despite significant challenges. Learn more in The Regulated Medical Marijuana Business: An Educational Seminar from Concept to Product Sale—a course that I teach at the Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE). This new training program from CfPIE helps growers, owners, designers, engineers, investors, regulators, and lenders navigate regulations, remain profitable, and be safe in this emerging market.
My name is Richard F. Newmiller. I have over 20 years of Pharmaceutical Industry experience. As a course instructor at the Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) and a Management Consultant supplying Engineering and project management services, I have a unique background that includes corporate, contractor, designer and owner perspectives.
Other courses I teach at CfPIE include: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) in a Regulated Environment and Water Purification Systems for Regulated Industries - Design, Chemistry and Validation.
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE) provides technical training for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device and Skin/Cosmetics professionals. CfPIE offers more than 350 class sessions annually across 80 course titles in multiple formats, such as classroom, on-site and certification programs.
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