Limitations of Liability

How will my intellectual property be protected?
The business plan competition organizing team treats the business plans and executive summaries as the confidential property of the entrant teams. We do not give out copies of the entries. The judges also agree to treat the entries as confidential.

All entrants must consider the risks associated with making knowledge of their proposed ventures public prior to entering the Competition.

GVTA will take commercially reasonable measures to ensure the participants retain all rights to their business plan and intellectual property.

Limitation of Liability
GVTA and the judges are not responsible for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; lost, misdirected, incorrect or incomplete entries; or entries that cannot be opened by GVTA, or travel difficulties of any kind, whether caused by GVTA, or the judges, or you, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions that may limit a participant’s or team’s ability to participate in the Competition. BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANTS AND TEAMS RELEASE The Great Valley Technology Alliance, THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THE JUDGES, THE SPONSORS, AND ALL PRIZE SUPPLIERS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Overview of Patent Law

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