January 30, 2018
We work very hard in building and growing our ideas. Little do we realize how important it is to protect our idea from being copied, stolen or taken. Protecting your Intellectual property is equally imporant as building your startup idea.
Please come join Silicon Catalyst and three veterans of the legal industry who will share insight into protecting your intellectual property in an event hosted by Techcode and sponsored by Elegant Design.
Mark White is a founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James LLP (formerly White & Lee), and leads the firm’s international practice. Mark represents emerging growth, mid-stage and mezzanine stage companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises. Over the span of 20 years Mark has represented companies in well over 500+ financings and over 200+ acquisitions.
David Smith is an entrepreneur, transaction broker, author and educator working in the high-tech sector for over 30 years. Through his incubation company Cambridge Manhattan Group, LLC, David forms and grows ventures such as Tynax Inc., the Patent Library featuring hundreds of thousands of patent assets SVBS Co. Silicon Valley Business School, and Silicon Valley High School, Inc. David is recognized as one of the "World's Leading IP Strategists" in the IAM Strategy 300, published by International Asset Magazine.
Stephen C. Durant covers the full-range of innovators from solo inventors, seed-stage and venture-backed start-ups, to U.S. & International public companies and universities. His passion in mentoring entrepreneurs in the development of intellectual property assets is what he enjoy most about being a patent attorney. IP provides a formal legal framework to underpin the value of innovation-based enterprises. IP can serve as a basis for investment in a company and for licensing its products and can serve as both a sword and a shield against competitors. The strength of a patent depends upon a balance between the breadth and the specificity of its claims. Stephen enjoys working with innovators to find the IP protection sweet spot.
- 6:30-6:50 pm - NETWORKING
- 6:50-7:10pm - WELCOME BY SILICON CATALYST, TECHCODE, ELEGANT DESIGNS
- 7:10-7:20pm - INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKERS
- 7:20-8:00pm - PRESENTATION BY THE SPEAKERS
- 8:00-8:20pm - Q&A
- 8:20- 8:40pm - NETWORKING
- 8:40pm - WRAP UP
DATE AND TIME
Tue, January 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST
1172 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94040
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