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How to Get the Patent Protection VCs Crave & Cut Patent-Related Costs [SILICON VALLEY]

Nov 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

$25 - $30

VCs love it when they know you’re protecting a critical component of your company’s value — your intellectual property (IP). From patent prosecution to patent litigation defense, statistical analysis suggests that most startups are probably paying up to 10X more than necessary for potentially worse results.

At this event, the speakers will discuss how entrepreneurs can cut their patent-related expenses by 90 percent and get the patent protection that venture capitalists want to see in the startups they invest in.

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

About the Speakers:

Bill Ahmann is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Palo Alto office.

Bill focuses on intellectual property law in the fields of wireless networks, telecommunications, computers, software, semiconductors, electronics, security, business methods, and the Internet.

Bill holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.

Matthew Gast is Director of Product for the connected car platform at Mojio, which powers connected car offerings for several mobile carriers worldwide. Prior to Mojio, Matthew worked at Aerohive Networks where he was the Director of Product Management and led the development of Aerohive’s application platform, including APIs and machine learning.
Matthew has actively contributed to the development of Wi-Fi technology through multiple industry groups. At the IEEE 802.11 working group, he served as the chair of the 802.11-2012 revision and as a task group officer during the development of 802.11u. At the Wi-Fi Alliance, he has led multiple task groups the past eight years, and currently leads all security-related activities at the Wi-Fi Alliance.

$25 plus Eventbrite fees or $30 cash at the door.

Presented by Idea to IPO

http://www.idea-to-ipo.com [email protected] 650-555-1212


Nov 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$25 - $30
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