MEC Presents:   Patents – A Technical Start-ups Secret Weapon

Join us at the MEC on Tuesday, March 1st from noon – 1:00pm


Abstract: Patent protection allows businesses of all sizes to gain a competitive edge over their competitors by providing a right to exclude others from practicing inventions developed by the company. The importance of a right to exclude can’t be overstated, and taking advantage of this right should be a top priority for management within an organization. To be most effective though, a company’s patenting strategy needs to be fully aligned with, and in support of the goals of the organization, both technical, and financial. This seminar will discuss strategies for developing a patent portfolio that will help support the goals of an organization.


Best practice on integrating a patent strategy with the overall corporate strategy of your organization including deciding what to patent, how inventions should be prioritized, and whether keeping an invention as a trade secretTips on evaluating your organization’s patent portfolio, and those of your competitors including ongoing monitoring of the patent literatureStrategies for developing, or purchasing patent assets that are aligned with the strategic goals of the company

Presenter:  Anthony (Tony) Trippe

Anthony (Tony) Trippe is Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC. Tony has been a patent information professional for twenty years, and has spent the last eighteen specializing in technical intelligence, patent analytics and patent landscape reports. Tony is also an Adjunct Professor of IP Management and Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology teaching a course on patent analysis, and tools. Mr. Trippe is an influential thought leader in the patent analysis space, has been named one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine, and invented the term Patinformatics. He is also the author of the popular patinformatics blog.


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