SVForum's CXO Forum at Sheppard Mullin - Harnessing and Leveraging your IP
Registration is now closed. No walk-ins admitted.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs and startups. If you do not fit this profile, please do not register for this event.
Intellectual Property (IP) is a strategic asset for technology companies. Many companies these days are spending huge amounts of money to protect and/or acquire IP. Emerging companies due to resource constraints may not invest smartly or ignore IP protection altogether to their detriment.
Our panel will discuss:
How concerned should you be about intellectual property? Both from the viewpoint of stuff your company creates, and stuff you may knowingly or inadvertently infringe on.
How do you ensure that IP that moonlighting employees & consultants create, actually belongs to your company? What are the consequences if you don't do that?
When should you patent, & when should you use some other form of protection, such as a trade secret?
What can you do if an outsourcing company used in some other country produces their own product based on your IP?
If a US based big company comes out with a product that seems to use technology we created, how do you go about stopping them from doing this, or at least getting a slice of the action?
- What's the best way for you to develop a meaningful IP strategy for my business, without spending huge amounts of money?
Online Registration Pricing (summer special pricing):
SVForum members: $14 (regularly $20)
General Public: $35 (regularly $49)
No walk-ins admitted. Please register early.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking and Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Panel discussion and Q&A
- How concerned should you be about intellectual property? Both from the viewpoint of stuff your company creates, and stuff you may knowingly or inadvertently infringe on.