San Francisco, California
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Patent Strategies for Startups
Patent Strategies for Startups Webinar - Part of the Patexia IP Matters Web Series
August 8th 2013 at 1:30PM ET (10:30AM PT)
Speaker: Lang McHardy, CEO at Vested IP
In 2011, spending by Apple and Google on patents exceeded spending on research and development of new products.
In the increasingly litigious patent environment, a solid patent strategy is crucial to the success of todays startups.
Enter Lang McHardy, CEO of VestedIP, he’s been helping startups with patent strategy for 12 years. In the next Patexia IP Matters webinar, Lang will cover patent strategy for startups.
Lang: “Startups are not smaller versions of large companies. Because of this, wise startups have different motivations for obtaining patents and use different strategies, tactics and tools to obtain them. Every startup should have a strategy for managing both offensive and defensive aspects of patents.
In this talk, we will discuss the motivations and strategies that smart startups employ when building a patent portfolio. We will talk about how to identify which inventions are most ripe for patenting and which should be ignored, how to stretch a limited patent budget, and how to keep the patent strategy fresh as the business evolves.”
- Why should startups file for patents?
- Which inventions are worth patenting?
- When is the right time to file?
- Where should startups file patents?
- What to do when the business pivots.
The event will be free, but it's invite-only, you MUST register to get a ticket. Registration is free and only takes a minute.
About the Speaker: Lang McHardy is the principal of Vested IP, which provides patent management and patentanalysis services for companies of all sizes in a wide range of technologies, with a focus onearly stage technology companies. Through Vested IP, Lang provides part-time in-house patent portfolio management and strategy advisory services as well as competitive analyses,due diligence, patentability analyses, patent landscape analyses, and patent assessments insupport of buy-side and sell-side transactions.
Lang is a registered Patent Agent and executive with over 12 years experience in patent strategy, patent prosecution, technology development, patent strategy development and the assessment, valuation, and analysis of small and large patent portfolios in a wide range of technologies. Prior to founding Vested IP, Lang was the Director and Practice Leader of Patent Analytics at Ocean Tomo, and before that he was a Patent Agent with the boutique IPlaw firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear.