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IEEE Consumer Electronics Society - Aug 21, 2012

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society - Aug 21, 2012

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IEEE CES - Smartphone Patent Wars   more info Ended Free  

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Smartphone Wireless Patents: New Business Opportunity & Risk




Alex Lee, TechIPm 


Meeting Place NVIDIA - 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
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Meeting Time

August 21 (Special Date), 2012

Meetings start at 6:30pm with pizza & drinks. 
The talk starts at 7:00pm, and the meeting ends at 8:30pm. 

 Fees paid at door

Non-IEEE members - $10
IEEE members - $5
IEEE CES and IEEE Student members - Free




As represented by “Smartphone Patent War,” patents for smartphone became the most important strategic competition tool among market leaders.  Recent big deals for patent acquisition among smartphone incumbents are a good example to reveal such recognition of patent as important strategic tool for competition.  This talk is designed to present new business opportunities and risks for smartphone related start-ups and incumbents under the evolving recognition of patent’s roles. This talk will cover following topics:

    • Review of current smartphone and related wireless technologies business ecosystem.

    • Evolving recognition of patent’s roles: strategic v. monetization tool

    • New business opportunities and risks: case studies of LTE, NFC, and emerging wireless applications for smartphones.



Alex Lee is a principal of TechIPm, LLC, which is a research and consulting firm for emerging technology & intellectual property management in the field of IT & telecommunications. He is a technology and patent expert in mobile computing and wireless communications with 20 years of experiences in research, standardization, strategy, business development, and intellectual property management as a researcher, manager, executive, advisor, and professor both in the US and S. Korea. His clients include Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Alcatel-Lucent, and Korea Telecom. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Johns Hopkins University. He is now attending Suffolk University Law School for J.D. degree. He is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of IEEE, LES, and AIPLA. 

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When & Where

2800 Scott Blvd.
Building E
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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