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Wednesday, May 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Why the Hell Should a Startup Care About Intellectual Property? FILLING

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Learn from the top about why and how startups should care about IP. We'll discuss a variety of topics specifically relevant to startups, including common mistakes and pitfalls. Get different perspectives directly from the USPTO, patent experts, and entrepreneurs who have been through the IP wringer.  Get your questions answered!

Moderators
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Bing Chou

Product Manager, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a Product Manager at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joined a venture-backed startup. Outside of the office he spends his time advising a variety companies on a volunteer basis including serving on the Board of Directors for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mollybeth Kocialski

Mollybeth Kocialski

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Regional Director of the USPTO
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Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. | Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment company that finances patents for startup companies. He is also a former COO of an angel/VC backed software startup company, as well as a practicing patent attorney.
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Mike Lochhead

Executive VP, CTO, MBio Diagnostics, Inc.
Michael Lochhead is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at MBio Diagnostics, Inc., an early stage in vitro diagnostics company focused on near patient applications.  Mike is a company co-founder and he has led the growth of the company’s technical program from lab concept to research programs on five continents.  He has overall responsibility for a multidisciplinary, integrated team of bioscience, engineering... Read More →
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Promise Phelon

CEO, TapInfluence
Promise Phelon is the CEO of TapInfluence, a high-growth technology company specializing in influencer marketing. As advertisers and brand marketers seek a meaningful alternative to digital advertising, Promise has redefined influencer marketing as it goes through a period of dramatic transformation. Since Promise joined TapInfluence in 2015, she has transformed the business from a services to a SaaS model, driving a 300 percent increase in... Read More →
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Rachel Rice

Attorney, Modus Law
As far as patent, copyright and trademark matters are concerned, Rachel rules. She dominates intellectual property transactions and has a real knack for both domestic and foreign trademark prosecution. She’s also multilingual, knows her way around a Beethoven piece on the piano, and someday hopes to publish an espionage novel that will be better than the movie. Straight up, this one is the very best kind of smarty-pants. In college... Read More →
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Gary Sharp

G-SHARP Innovations, LLC
Proven track record as an innovator, from conception to successful product. Recently honored to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2015) for body of work in polarization control technology. About to receive 100th issued US Patent, with hundreds of international patents.  Serial entrepreneur, including the founding of ColorLink, which was acquired by RealD, and Boulder Nonlinear Systems.


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