Intellectual Property: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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85 N. Raymond Avenue · Pasadena, CA

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Venue is located on the 2nd floor. Free street parking until 11:00 am; except where valet signs are posted. 90 minutes free parking is also available at nearby parking lots.

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Intellectual Property: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Everything you wanted to know about Intellectual Property and now you have a chance to ask.

The discussion will focus on the use of intellectual property from a business perspective. It will provide some practical guidelines for developing, maintaining and extracting the maximum value from your intellectual assets. What is a trade secret and when do you want to turn it into a patent? What are the various types of patents, and who must be involved in the application? What is the process that you go through, how long does it take, and how much does it cost? What does “patent pending” really mean? When do you want to file for international patents, and what are the financial trade-offs? Once the patent is awarded, what can you do with it; what are the pros and cons of licensing (exclusive, non-exclusive, fields-of-use, etc.) or even selling it to another company. What about infringement of your patent or when your products infringe other patents? What resources are available to you to assist you in making these decisions?

Dr. Ted Izen
Dr. Ted Izen holds a PhD in Physics, and has extensive executive and general management experience in high technology industries. He formerly served as President of the intellectual property licensing organization within Rockwell International, with primary emphasis on extracting value from over 2000 US patents. Prior to this he was the Vice President of Business Development for a $1B Division of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Dr. Izen is currently a consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies related to intellectual property strategy, licensing, business development, and management. He works with clients to establish joint ventures or strategic alliances, and assists them in licensing or selling their patents, or in finding new patents to acquire. He has extensive experience in international business development, strategic partnering, licensing, and intellectual property management.