Many technology companies see a patent portfolio as the jewel in the crown. But some investors and entrepreneurs are obsessed with IP and so let the cost of patent protection overwhelm them. For emerging technology start-ups, limited cash and a poor understanding of IP make a deadly combination.IP presents many challenges for both start-ups and established companies (think Blackberry). Is stealth the key or first mover advantage? Will IP save the day, or will patent trolls bring on an early night? A new company needs a clear focus and a plan—with answers to these questions and more. Entrepreneurs and investors must trade IP myths for a sophisticated understanding of patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.Join us on November 30 from 6-9 p.m. at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for a provocative discussion. Our panel of experts will explore the IP issues facing emerging technology companies, ranging from software to clean tech to biotech. Our business and legal presentations will highlight the key issues start-ups face and explore strategies for handling them. Moderator: David Tollen, Principal, Tollen Legal Panelists:Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology VenturesHank Berry, Partner, Hummer Windblad VenturesPeter Detkin, Co-founder, Intellectual VenturesBob Saul, President and CEO Polymorphic DNA Technologies, Inc.Key contact: Richard Bullen, Business Navigation -------------------------------------------------------------Emerging Technology Forum Committee Overview The Emerging Technology Forum educates investors, entrepreneurs and trend watchers on the commercial potential and likely impact of "coming" technologies. Subjects in this forum have progressed beyond raw technology development to early product developments but are only beginning to see customer adoption and have not yet become broadly adopted by mainstream customers.Committee:Dr. John Mashey, TechViserLee Bruno, Editorial Director, Special Reports, The 451 GroupRichard Bullen, Management ConsultantDavid Tollen, principal, Tollen LegalCommittee Manager:Tatiana Mejia Bernhard650–714–4429 mobile
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