Foley proudly sponsored the Lab to Market - IP Protection and Licensing Track at the TechConnect Summit 2009, held in conjunction with the Nanotech Conference 2009 and Clean Technology Conference 2009 on May 3 - 7 in Houston, Texas.
Leading companies, investment firms, and technology transfer offices from around the globe will come together to locate promising technologies and early-stage companies within the areas of cleantech, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. This summit is notably one of the biggest multi-sector gatherings in the world.
On May 4 we discussed the inner workings of the cleantech and nanotechnology IP landscape with leaders brought together from a variety of industries and fields to share their unique perspectives and best practices.
Lab to Market — IP Protection and Licensing
IP Track: IP Licensing Strategies & Transactions — Creating Real Value From Your Technology Portfolio
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This panel included discussion on moving innovative ideas into the marketplace, balancing the costs of creation within the confines of limited budgets, and a sector analysis from Foley’s Cleantech Energy Patent Landscape report.
IP Track: License Your Portfolio — Surviving Due Diligence
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This panel included a discussion of determining whether to license and, if so, provide best practices for a company to do so, key concerns and considerations for investors, critical policies and procedures, and understanding the people aspect of due diligence and strengthening vital relationships needed to move forward.