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September 23, 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AoA WORKSHOP: The Importance of Patents & IP for Angel Investing

Peterson Sullivan
Seattle, WA

You're invited to an interactive discussion hosted jointly by the Alliance of Angels and Element 8 on what an angel investor needs to know about patents & intellectual property. Speaker Byron McCann is COO of Patent Navigation, Inc., a leading patent advisory firm and creators of the TurboPatent™ patent creation platform. He is also the founding partner of Ascent Partners which focuses on investments, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic alliances for cleantech and IT companies.

Increasingly, we live in a world of connected devices that span multiple aspects of our daily experiences, including communications, transportation, home automation and healthcare. Advances in 3D printing and open-source hardware coupled with the Maker movement are driving important shifts in manufacturing processes.  These converging trends are leading to the creation of many startups that now have hardware as a core component of their product. Hardware has both electronics and software technology innovations which must be protected to secure value, especially at the time of exit. As such, patents and intellectual property are now more important than ever for angel investing.

AoA WORKSHOP: The Importance of Patents & IP for Angel Investing


NOTE: Lunch is not included in the registration. Feel free to bring along your own brown bag lunch.

If you are an AoA member or guest of an AoA member, or the CEO/founder of an AoA company, we would be happy to purchase a box lunch for you. Please contact Jennie Johnson directly to make your selection and arrange payment ($15).