This series of webinars will explore various advanced IP topics with the assumption of a basic understanding. The focus of this Webinar series is to help bridge the knowledge gap on Intellectual Property Law Issues between the US Government and various stakeholders in the “University-Based Startups Innovation Ecosystem”. A key attribute that make this webinar series unique from other programmatic endeavors is the ability to directly deliver “Thought Leaders” in the field who will address various IP issues from an applied, pragmatic, and deeply experienced viewpoint. Through participation in this webinar program, the audience will be afforded both the opportunity to understand and retain best practices when deriving appropriate IP-Strategic Frameworks coupled with Business and Technology Development, as well as gain access to a much more comprehensive and holistic viewpoint on why Intellectual Property Law is such an important economic tool in the “Entrepreneur’s Toolkit”.
Jeff Joyner Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Law
Jeff Joyner’s experience includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, trials, appeals, enforcement, protection and licensing. He also focuses on technology, including green technologies, entertainment, Internet and new media law.
Jeff has represented major international and domestic food and beverage companies, alternative energy and clean technology projects, electronics companies, technology companies, semi-conductor companies, medical companies, fashion designers, sports organizations, entertainment companies, media companies, consumer products companies, artists and photographers in litigation involving substantial damage claims and the development and execution of worldwide intellectual property development, acquisition, protection, compliance, enforcement, branding and licensing programs for patents, famous trademarks, trade dress and copyrighted works.
Jeff advises and is a limited partner of one of the first clean technology venture funds that includes a portfolio of solar, carbon credit management, water purification and bio pesticide companies. He also advises other ventures and companies using technologies for solar, wind, biomass, solar thermal, waste-to-energy, green building material, transportation, infrastructure and smart grid projects, among others. Jeff participates on the Green Task Force for the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. (read more)
G. Nagesh Rao Policy Advisor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office of Investment and Innovation Small Business Administration
G. Nagesh Rao is a multidisciplinary trained technologist and commercialization strategist working at the intersection of applied science, law, business, and public policy from both domestic and international perspectives. With over 10+ years of successful experience he has been afforded the privilege to conceive, build, and scale up projects with top-tier and cutting edge organizations such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Office of Technology Commercialization, The National Academies (NAS, NAE, IOM & NRC), US Department of Commerce (USPTO, EDA, & OIE), LAUNCH, CleanTech Los Angeles, Global Access in Action, NCET2, Innovation Endeavors, Planet Labs, Atavist, Ecovative Design, Publicbeat, and most recently Stiefel Family Foundation. Some of his recently created, multimillion dollar design endeavors have included i6 Green, FLoW, and Patents for Humanity. Furthermore I have served on the following White House commissioned Federal Interagency working groups: Startup America, Impact Investing, and Technology Transfer. Currently he is engaged on projects, in Washington DC, San Francisco, and New York, that will hopefully change the world for the better through the democratization of groundbreaking technological innovations via the creation of "win-win" scenarios. As well compose and present intellectual musings which have been featured via WAMC-NPR, TechCrunch, The Scientist, Triple Pundit, MIT XPrize Lab, UC Berkeley, RPI, Stanford, Cleantech Open, Xerox-parc, NCET2, BPIA and PwC's CleanTech Revolution at the LA Autoshow. His credentials include a MBA (Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Maryland-College Park, a MSc in Legal Studies-Intellectual Property Law from Albany Law School, a BSc dual-major in Materials Engineering and Philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and my Patent Bar License from the USPTO (Registration Number: 69006).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:
WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 90-minute webinar with 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.
COST:Free, but registration required by clicking on the Register button above. Your registration is valid for all webinars in this series
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.
QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?:National and international media, federal and state government officials, venture capitalists, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, industry representatives, university officials, entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, students, and university faculty and staff.
SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.
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