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Great crash course in patenting and protecting you IP.
In high tech startup, more than ever, your first goal is to develop leading technology and acquire great customers. All this requires the trust of great VCs to fund your dream. Increasingly VCs look to core technology developed by the team and how much is done to achieve and protect your lead in the market.
The Fabric invites you to an informative meeting with Archana Bhuta, a legal practitioner and engineer. She will share her insights and experience in filing patents, evaluating patent portfolios during M&A. From Sun Micro and Juniper and several startups, Archana has vast experience and will guide you step by step to what you need to do.
As a engineering leader and entrepreneurial executive you should attend this meetup. Please invite your friends and colleagues who will also benefit.
More about Archana Bhuta:
Archana is the Director of IP Portfolio at LeEco where she heads the development of IP. LeEco is a leading global technology company that provides breakthrough experiences through its open, integrated ecosystem of streaming content, platforms, and smart devices that fit perfectly into a broad spectrum of lifestyles. LeEco was recently named one of Fast Company’s 2016 “Most Innovative Companies. ”
Prior to joining LeEco, Ms. Bhuta was the Director of IP at Pebble Technology Corp. Pebble is the world’s most successful independent smartwatch company, having launched two successful, record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns and selling well over one million watches globally. Ms. Bhuta headed IP at Pebble where she created global programs and strategy for patents, trademarks and copyrights. Prior to joining Pebble, Ms. Bhuta was the Director of Patents at Juniper Networks. Ms. Bhuta managed the overall patent program at Juniper as well as counseled Juniper’s software, routing and switching business groups on patent portfolio growth and management. Prior to this role, Ms. Bhuta acted as chief counsel for Juniper's security related business group where she led the IP due diligence and IP integration of the $95M acquisition of Altor Networks, $70M acquisition of SMobile Systems, Inc., IP asset acquisition of Blackwave, Inc. and the acquisition of patents from Bitgravity, Inc. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Ms. Bhuta was at Sun Microsystems where she was responsible for patent litigation, patent portfolio development, copyright counseling and IP licensing.
Prior to joining Sun, Ms. Bhuta was in private practice at Weil Gotshal & Manges focusing on IP litigation and at Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman focusing on patent prosecution, due diligence and opinion work.
Ms. Bhuta obtained her J.D. degree from the John Marshall Law School and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.