• “Selling Your Patent” Seminar Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 08:30AM to 12:00PM
    Fish & Richardson
    P.C 500 Arguello Street, Suite 500
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    Main Event Series

“Selling Your Patent” Seminar



  • Pre registration is now closed. Please register at the door.

    In this seminar, patent holders learn how they can maximize the value of their intellectual property assets by selling or licensing their patents and portfolios.

    Who Should Attend:
    Patent holders of all types,Entrepreneurs,Independent inventors,Patent attorneys.

    Topics Covered

    • Who's Buying Patents? How Much are they Paying?
    • Who's Selling Patents? How? Why?
    • Selling Your Patent--What is the Process? What can you Expect?
    • Trading Patents in Stealth Mode. The Role of Intermediaries.
    • Patent Wars. Who's in battle? Why? What are the effects?
    • Legal Pitfalls to Avoid
    • Working together with an Attorney to Maximize the Value of Your Portfolio


    Mike Doran, Fish Richardson
    David Kleinsmith, Fish Richardson
    Jon Rortveit, Tynax
    David Smith, Tynax


    8:30am-9:00am - Registration
    9:00am-12:00pm - Workshop

    Speakers Bios:

    Michael C. Doran, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C. He is a member of the firm's Corporate and Securities Group. Mr. Doran's practice focuses on a full range of corporate and securities matters for technology companies, including corporate formation, angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general business counseling for both public and private companies.

    He has extensive experience with counseling public and private companies in the telecommunications, software, hardware, e-commerce, and information technology industries in a broad range of transactional matters.

    Mr. Doran previously worked as an associate at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison LLP and a partner at Tomlinson Zisko LLP. Prior to law school, served as an institutional equity broker at Salomon Brothers International, London.

    David Kleinsmith, Fish Richardson, brings substantial technical patenting experience to his licensing practice, having prepared over 44 patent applications, and prosecuted numerous others, for inventions in the following technology areas: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, nanotechnology, chemical, mechanical and fuel cells.
    He has prior professional experience forming his own IP-oriented law firm, working as the first in-house attorney for two venture-backed, 50+ employee startups, and working as an associate for two large law firms in San Diego, where his practice was servicing the transactional IP needs of a mostly start-up clientele.
    Mr. Kleinsmith has technological experience from Research Assistant roles at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the Cholesterol Research Center (1989-1990), and in the Chemical Biodynamics Division (1985, 1988-1989).

    Jon Rortveit, Tynax, A serial entrepreneur with 20 years international experience from working with startups as well as large corporations Jon’s areas of expertise include corporate strategy, international business, marketing, distribution, joint ventures and alliance building. Prior to joining Tynax, Jon served in executive level positions for both hardware and consulting companies.

    Jon was the President and co-founder of International Business Accelerator, a venture consulting company that he ran for 5 years; president of Davis North America; and vice president of worldwide marketing for Davis A/S in Norway.

    Jon earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Warwick Business School in England. He received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo.

    David Smith is the founder and chairman of Tynax, the technology trading exchange, president of Astecs, the Association of Technology Entrepreneurs and author of the book Zero-to-IPO.

    Since founding  Tynax 5 years ago, David has been focused on patent related transactions and intellectual property commercialization.   Prior to this, as former Apple World Marketing Manager for Apple Computer in the late 1980’s, David led the corporations branding and distribution efforts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 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.

    David has addressed U.S. government congressional hearings and appeared on several radio and TV shows. His speaking engagements take him to international conferences in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In 2008, David will add a doctorate in law to his degrees in computer science, economics and marketing.


    $20 SDForum Members
    $30 Non-SDForum members

    Fish & Richardson P.C
    500 Arguello Street, Suite 500
    Redwood City, CA 94063

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