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TechAmerica Technology and IP Event - Monetizing Your Patents

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221-9704, US (map)



About the Program: With the emergence of patent aggregators, auction services and patent brokerage consultants, there is now a greater array of options to sell and license patent rights. But which, if any of these options should you consider? What are the alternatives?

Topics that will be discussed: • Update on the patent broker marketplace - how has it evolved and does the economic downturn provide more opportunities for monetization or less? • How to decide which patents to sell? • Available options for selling and licensing patents, and associated trade-offs • Patent transaction events from an investor-owned company perspective • Key considerations and practical pointers in evaluating which options best fit your company?s strategy

Who Should Attend? Business leaders in companies that acquire or license patents and patented technology, as well as lawyers who advise companies on these issues.

Panelists: Gary Glisson, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP For more than 20 years, Gary Glisson has counseled intellectual property owners of all types on the legal aspects of commercializing their intellectual property assets. As Co-Chair of the Stoel Rives Technology Ventures Group, he works with investor-financed companies to leverage their intellectual property assets in the planning and implementation of their business strategies.

Kent Richardson, EVP and GM, ThinkFire Drawing on his experience as VP IP at Rambus, General Counsel of Numerical Technology, and as part of the IP strategy team at Wilson Sonsini, Kent advises clients on patent development, sales and licensing.

Andy Scott, VP of Business Development, RPX Andy spent the first part of his career in various startups and in venture capital. He subsequently cofounded a patent brokerage firm and recently joined RPX, a defense patent aggregator.

Moderator: Bill Birdwell, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP As lead counsel in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation, including jury trials, Bill brings several years experience to this topic including experience as an expert witness on patent law in patent litigation.

Event Details: Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am, 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Networking & Breakfast, 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Program and Q&A Location: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR - Skyline Banquet Room Fees: Members $50, Non members $110