950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

Patents are considered the jewels for most technology start ups. But sometimes investors and entrepreneurs can become obsessed with IP and overwhelmed by high costs for processing patents. And oftentimes emerging technology start ups are short on cash, but more importantly without clear strategies to deal with IP.

There are many challenges and dangers for start ups and established companies when it comes to IP - think Blackberry. The challenges are many - whether it involves being first to market or navigating the terrain with patent trolls on the loose. A clear focus is necessary to avoid wasting money, time and other critical resources.

Join our provocative panel of experts who will explore the host of IP issues facing young emerging technology start ups ranging from software to clean tech and biotech. In the course of this evening program, the legal and technology presentations will highlight the key issues and strategies helpful to start ups.

Moderator: David Tollen, Principal, Tollen Legal

Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Hank Berry, Partner, Hummer Windblad Ventures
Peter Detkin, Co-founder, Intellectual Ventures
Bob Saul, President and CEO Polymorphic DNA Technologies, Inc.

Key contact: Richard Bullen, Business Navigation

Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.

$55 VC Taskforce members, $65 Affiliates, $87 General.

Official Website: http://www.vctaskforce.com

Added by FullCalendar on October 16, 2006