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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
avatar for Bing Chou

Bing Chou

Managing Director, Boulder, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a managing director 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Deputy Director - Rocky Mountain Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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