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Entrepreneur and VC Perspectives on Intellectual Property
CTV’s Executive Director, Orin Herskowitz, hosted a panel discussion with four venture capitalists (Kittu Kolluri, NEA; Stan Reiss, Matrix Partners; Lee Wrubel, Foundation Medical Partners; John Lee, Osage) and four serial entrepreneurs (Vishal Misra, Greg Blonder, Matt Price, and Seth Tropper) to discuss the role that intellectual property has played in the companies they have founded and funded. These discussions were filmed as part of the class taught by Orin & Columbia’s Chief Patent Counsel Jeff Sears, IP for Entrepreneurs and Managers, in Spring 2015. To watch individual sections, see below. To watch the whole session (90 minutes total), click here.
Entrepreneur Perspectives on Intellectual Property
Introduction to the Panelists
Whether or not to patent the startup's inventions
Investor due diligence on the startup's intellectual property
Negotiating a license to IP the startup needs
Lessons learned from working with patent attorneys
Venture Capital Perspectives on Intellectual Property
Introduction to the panelists
Role of IP when making investment decisions
Dealing with patent assertion entities / "trolls"
Using patents as a sword against the startup's competitors
Advice for new entrepreneurs on startup IP strategy
Software & algorithm patents
Recommended patent attorneys for startups
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