• "Selling Your Patent" Workshop Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 09:00AM to 12:00PM
    111 West Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Main Event Series

"Selling Your Patent" Workshop



  • Pre-registration is closed.
    Please register at the door with no additional charge.



    Andre Marais, from Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner
    David Smith, from Tynax

    Overview for the Selling Your Patent Workshop

    Many developers are unknowingly sitting on intellectual property assets that have significant value. The market for patents is growing and the buying activity is currently intensifying as a result of several factors, including news headlines regarding patent infringement suits. In this seminar, patentholders will learn how they can maximize the value of their intellectual property assets by selling or licensing their patents and portfolios.

    Topics Covered:

    • Who's buying patents, what are they looking for?
    • Who's licensing? Why are they licensing? What do they pay?
    • Valuation--what is a patent worth?
    • How do buyer assess patents for acquisition?
    • How are patent licensing arrangements structured?
    • How are patent sales/assignments structured?
    • How are patents sold? Auctions, brokers, other?
    • How are patents licensed? What is enforcement-based licensing?

    About the Speakers

    Andre L. Marais

    Andre L. Marais is a registered patent attorney and shareholder of Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner. His practice includes strategic IP counseling, patent prosecution (US and foreign), patent validity, infringement and clearance analysis and opinions, and IP due diligence work, particularly in the networking (including Internet), software, communications and electrical/electronic technologies.

    David Smith

    An entrepreneur for over 20 years, David is the founder of Tynax, the technology trading exchange which facilitates technology transfer among professionals from all areas of research, development, and commercialization.  He is also president of Astecs, the Association of Technology Entrepreneurs and author of the book Zero-to-IPO. As a technologist and software inventor in the 1990’s, he created the worlds’ first virtual tradeshow on CD-ROM, the first CD-ROM to be filled with paid advertising and the leading web browser and safety service for kids. His technology inventions have been awarded U.S. patents and his products have won critical acclaim all over the world.



    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-494-8378


    8:30am-9:00am - Registration

    9:00am-12:00pm - Workshop


    Registration Time :  8:30 AM


    $15 SDForum Members

    $25 Non-SDForum members