The Northern Virginia Technology Council is holding a panel discussion Thursday on “Protecting Your Intellectual Property.”

Among the topics to be covered: What venture capitalists are looking for in an intellectual property portfolio; how to ensure your company owns the intellectual property created by employees; how to identify patentable ideas; and how to foster an atmosphere of innovation.

Panelists are Bill Bunker of Knobbe Martens, Joe T. May of EIT, and Sever Totia of Edison Ventures.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at ICF International, 9300 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. $25 for members, $45 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Tuesday, March 11

The Prince William Cham-ber of Commerce is hosting Stephen Fuller of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University who will talk about the county’s econo-my. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Dr., Prince William. $35 for members, $50 for everyone else.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is holding a forum on “Health, Wellness and Making Your Business a Productive Workplace.” Panelists include Herbert C. Buchanan Jr. of Howard Univer-sity, Chet Burrell of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Kim Horn of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans, Leighton Ku of the GWU School of Public Health and Health Services, and Darryl Varnado of Children’s National Medical Center. The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylva-nia Ave NW. $75.

Saturday, March 15

Leadership Arlington is holding its ninth annual Monte Carlo Night event to raise money for its youth program. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Terminal A of Reagan National Airport. $225.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby