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Future of Urban Innovation: IP Strategies for Technology Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Columbia University and the U.S. Department of Commerce hosted the Future of Urban Innovation: Startups, a full-day event featuring speakers and panels from government, academia, industry, and the VC community. For more session videos, audio files, and transcripts, click here.

IP Strategies for Technology Entrepreneurs

  • Louis Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners
  • Brian Chase, General Counsel, Foursquare Labs, Inc.
  • Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures
  • Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Rajit Manohar, Founder of Achronix Semiconductor Corporation; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell Tech
  • Lita Nelsen, Director, Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intellectual property is a red-hot topic, and the field is evolving at a pace that may leave some entrepreneurs struggling to keep up. This panel of intellectual property experts offers best practices and common pitfalls relating to start-up patent strategies, tips for working with attorneys, insights into the role of IP for emerging companies, and an examination of the possible impact of pending patent reform efforts being considered in Washington.