Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch on 9/26/2012

The Bay Area and Silicon Valley are home to the largest startup ecosystem in the world. Amidst all this innovation, intellectual property is an important consideration. Given their limitations on time and budget, startups, university spinoffs and SMEs all face tough choices when it comes to IP asset management.

What is the best patent strategy for these small, but growing, organizations? Should they invest in comprehensive yet expensive patent portfolio development programs from the start, save their money and risk IP litigation later on, or pursue some alternative in between?

Join IPfolio and IP Checkups as they present a panel of industry experts to evaluate and debate these strategies. These industry experts will also address how startups can protect their IP given new and tumultuous changes in the US patent system.


When: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 11:30am – 2:00pm

Where: Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA


Moderator: Rupert Mayer – CEO, IPfolio



Joe Beyers – Chairman & CEO, InventErgy LLC

Dr. Elvir Causevic – Managing Director & CTO, Ocean Tomo

Matthew Rappaport – Co-Founder & Managing Director, IP Checkups

Terence Spies – CTO, Voltage Security


This event is hosted in co-operation with the Licensing Executive Society’s Silicon Valley Chapter. Registration is now open on the LES website. Admission is $45 and includes lunch.

If you are a startup, contact us early as we have a limited number of free passes to give away!