Columbia University

Technology Ventures

VC and Entrepreneur Perspectives on IP

Panel discussion with Sean Dalton (Partner at Highland Capital Partners), Joe Ellis(CEO and Co-Founder of vidRovr), Hemai Parthasarathy (Scientific Director of Breakout Labs, Thiel Foundation), Nina Tandon (CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone), and Misti Ushio (CEO of TARA Biosystems, former VC from Harris & Harris) about the role IP plays in early stage startups from a strategy, finance, and operations perspective.  Panelists address questions such as: How do license deals get negotiated and what are common terms, especially with university startups? How to build a cost-effective IP filing strategy? Why does IP have particularly important value at the beginning and end of a startup’s life-cycle?