San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If you are an Angel Investor or considering investing in a startup, join us to meet Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures and Peter Su,partner of the global law firm, Dentons US LLP to learn if the next investment opportunity is right for you!!!
Bill Reichert will discuss the "Art of Angel Investing." There are too many investment opportunities, but success rate is 1 out of thousands. How do you select the right investment opportunity? Do you need to be an accredited investor?
Peter Su will discuss the legal implications of selecting the right investments, with a focus on Intellectual Property relevant to startups. Mr. Su will help you evaluate a deal to gain your maximum returns by providing guidelines to ensure your investments are protected through the considerations of patents. He will answer questions on when is it the right time to file to how to determine a patent value.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Program
About the Speakers:
Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Peter Su is a member of Dentons' Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Pete's practice concentrates on intellectual property counseling, technology-based litigation, and technology licensing for US, Asian, and European clients. Ingrained in the Silicon Valley ecosystem for more than 15 years, he counsels startups and multinationals to protect and litigate companies' intellectual property through patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights.
Pete conducts industrywide smartphone patent risk analysis in the US, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Europe. He has worked with major players and key enabling technologies, and he advises clients on market positioning with standard essential patents, mobile applications, design patents, and royalty stacking. As an IP business advisor, Pete assesses the scope, validity, infringement, and value of patents in a variety of business and legal settings, including strategic patent counseling, patent reexaminations, opinions, litigation, prosecution, due diligence investigations, and licensing. He participates as a member of the Firm's Patent Litigation team in US district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Technical areas of his practice have included software (mobile, cloud computing, social media, e-business, business method applications), electronics (memories, wireless, networking, graphics, architectures), optics (lasers, optoelectronics, optical components, optical networks), and medical systems.
Public companies he has represented include Apple, Cisco, Advanced Micro Devices, National Semiconductor, Xilinx, Varian Medical Systems, 3M, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Avanex, Inphi, Sony, Lenovo, and Macronix.
Private entities he has represented include Luxtera, Ethertronics, Agate Logic, Metavana, StratumOne (acquired by Cisco), Timbre Technologies (acquired by Tokyo Electron Limited), Vhayu Technologies (acquired by Thomson Reuters), SandCraft (acquired by Raza Microelectronics), Genoa (acquired by Finisar), Nova Crystals (acquired by Gemfire), IC Media (acquired by MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd), Sequoia Capital, Venrock, IPotential, the Industrial Technology Research Institute, and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.
When & Where
Chamber of Commerce International Consortium For Entrepreneurs (CCICE) is an organization that helps members build, develop, encourage, and support entrepreneurship in a cross cultural technology centric environment. CCICE is a bridge between network associations, industry and entrepreneurs to build sustainable opportunities that energize growth and development within and across international boundaries.