An engaging and diverse discussion on the importance of patents for early-stage ventures and raising capital.
On November 16, 2017 at 5:30pm, the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore and Startups-Ignite will present Innovation Defensibility and Venture Capital. This event will be hosted at 1916 Isaac Newton Square W, Reston, VA 20190.
Area patent attorneys and investors will discuss the importance of Patents in early stage ventures. This very interesting and diverse discussion will focus on issues such as:
Patent portfolio strategy (how to prioritize in view of limited resources)
Expedited examination under USPTO Track-1 program (helpful to obtain patents faster, in preparation for investment rounds)
Foreign filing – do you need it? How to decide which countries?
IP ownership issues
Freedom-to-operate (how/when to analyze competitor IP)
• Nov 16th 6:00 pm – Networking / Registration
• Nov 16th 6:30 pm – Community updates and appreciating
• Nov 16th 6:40 pm – Panel Discussion
• Nov 16th 7:20 pm – Founder’s recent journey