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  • The Implications of China’s 1.1 Million Patent Filing Mark in 2015

    The Implications of China's 1.1 Million Patent Filing Mark in 2015 by EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced this week that global patent applications rose to 2.9 million in 2015, up 7.8% from 2014. The announcement was punctuated by the fact that the Chinese patent office received 1.1 million patent applications in 2015, making it the first national patent office to cross the one million application mark in a single year.

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  • Weighing China’s 1.1 Million Patents

    Weighing China's 1.1 Million Patents | EE Times

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced this week that global patent applications rose to 2.9 million in 2015, up 7.8% from 2014. The announcement was punctuated by the fact that the Chinese patent office received 1,101,864 patent applications in 2015, making it the first national patent office to cross the one million application mark in a single year.

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  • How To Position Your Startup For Funding

    How to Position Your Startup for Funding by EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

    Ask any investor what makes a startup successful, and most will give you an answer that includes the words "product" or "execution," and often a combination of both. Having a great product along with the right business model and team to execute on it are the fundamental building blocks to startup success.

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Upcoming & Recent Events

  • Join us for our monthly Founders Floor Workshop Series where Efrat Kasznik, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, will conduct a lecture on how to build financial projections for your startup. Financial projections are critical when raising money. Investors are expecting founders to include the financial projections in their deck and be able to tell their startup story with numbers.

    Topics include:
    • How to build a robust business and financial model, based upon realistic expectations and sound assumptions

    • How to analyze and select the appropriate revenue models and cost structures for your startup

    • How to understand the user metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) benchmarks in your industry, and how they impact your funding and valuation

    • How to determine your valuation trajectory throughout the funding cycle, from seed funding to an exit

    • How to successfully communicate your financial vision and expectations to investors
    - See more at: https://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Startup-Founders/events/233080585/

     
  • Building a solid financial model and determining pre-money valuations for fundraising are some of the most challenging activities for entrepreneurs. Creating a set of realistic financial projections can help effectively communicate valuation expectations to investors and potential partners, while serving as an important tool for prioritizing spending and maximizing the return on your scarce resources.

    In this course, you will learn how to create short and long-term financial projections for your business plan and investor fundraising. The instructors will provide startup entrepreneurs with practical, hands-on tools and help them with all tasks related to the creation of a financial model such as forecasting user growth, choosing the right revenue model, planning the cost structures associated with the formation of an emerging venture, and understanding the factors and models that determine startup valuations throughout the funding cycle, from seed funding to an exit event. Finally, you will learn how to successfully communicate your financial vision to investors in a concise and convincing way through your pitch deck. This course is particularly suitable for startup founders who are approaching their seed round or Series A funding. - See more at: http://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/courses/professional---personal-development/telling-your-startup-story-with-numbers--financial-modeling-and-funding-strategies/20154_WSP-288#sthash.ZSAFGv4h.dpuf

     
  • It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about Unicorns, a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The number of Unicorns has recently crossed the 150 mark, and they have captured the attention of investors, analysts and other market observers who are trying to understand the factors driving the formidable valuations commanded by these ventures. A recent study conducted by Foresight Valuation Group explored the relationship between patent positions and Unicorn valuations. The study reveals that 30% of US Unicorns have no US patent assets (issued or pending), and about 62% of US Unicorns have only 10 or less US patents assets; these companies account for more than $157 billion in collective valuation and $25 billion in combined funding.

    Efrat Kasznik, Foresight's president and a co-author of the study, will discuss the study's key findings, while addressing the following issues:
    • What are Unicorns, and why are they showing up in recent years?
    • What are the key factors driving Unicorn valuations?
    • Is there the IP "valuation gap" when it comes to Unicorns and other high-valuation startups?
    • Should investors care about the risk faced by startups with weak patent positions?
    • What can Unicorns do to strengthen their patent portfolios?

    - See more at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=789384

     
 
  • The Basics Of Early Stage Funding Strategies

    The basics of early stage funding strategies by EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

    Good fundraising should be from one inflection point to another, always raising the right amount at the right time. This avoids "overdilution" (raising too much at the point when the valuation is too low) or a "down round" (raising the next round at a lower valuation) when raising at a valuation that was too high.

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  • How To Develop A Successful IP Strategy For Startups

    How To Develop A Successful IP Strategy For Startups by EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

    Startups often mismanage their intellectual property (IP) strategy, either as a result of ignorance about the process or as a result of miscommunications with their patent lawyers and lack of resources. Many entrepreneurs are also getting misleading advice from investors and other advisors who are misinformed about the basics of IP strategy.

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  • Turning Your Idea Into Valuable Intellectual Property

    Turning Your Idea Into Valuable Intellectual Property by EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

    Assessing the quality of a startup idea is one of the most critical steps in the evolution of a new venture, before the founders take the idea a step too far. The success of an idea hinges on the ability to turn it into valuable intellectual property (IP).

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  • How to Determine the Value of Intellectual Property in Divorce Cases

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  • Intellectual Property Value in Startup Investments: A View from Silicon Valley

    Intellectual Property Value in Startup Investments: A View from Silicon Valley | Intellectual Property Expert Group

    Intellectual property assets (IP Assets), primarily patents and software, have been the driving force behind high tech companies, but often times investors fail to understand their unique value as strategic business assets.

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  • The Naked Truth: 30% of US Unicorns Have No Patents

    The Naked Truth: 30% of US Unicorns Have No Patents - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

    It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about Unicorns, a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The number of Unicorns, the vast majority of which are US software companies, has recently crossed the 150 mark, according to the TechCrunch Unicorn leaderboard.

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  • How to Position Your Startup for Funding

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  • The role of intellectual property in ‘unicorn’ valuations

    ​It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about "unicorns," a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion.

     

    It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about "unicorns," a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion.

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  • Foresight Webinar on Understanding the Financial Value of IP Assets – August 13, 2015.

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  • Lycos, the faded Internet star, takes another shot at stardom

    Lycos, the faded Internet star, takes another shot at stardom

    "Lycos claims its technologies are used in online advertising, ad keywords, search engine optimization, databases, and even IoT and online multi-player gaming.
    “Some of these patents could certainly be relevant to IoT, if they have a broad enough claim language that would cover some of the basic protocols that the IoT ecosystem implements,” said Efrat Kasznik, president of Foresight Valuation Group LLC, a Silicon Valley-based intellectual property consulting firm.
    Because IoT is fundamentally a layer of sensors collecting data and transmitting it over communication networks for analysis, some IoT technologies could be breaching Lycos patents, Kasznik said."

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  • Green-Car Patents Raise Old Issues, New Questions

    Green-Car Patents Raise Old Issues, New Questions

    "Patents expert Efrat Kasznik, president and founder of California-based Foresight Valuation Group, says the auto sector currently is focused on defensive patenting, even for innovations it does not use. “In R&D-intensive industries, such as the auto industry, the patent yield is highly correlated with the R&D budget as it is perceived to be a direct return on innovation,” she says.

     

    “Auto companies are traditionally very large patent holders, and a lot of the innovation in the auto industry is driven by regulations. Oftentimes, an auto company will try several possible solutions to achieve an emissions standard that is coming up 10 years from now, and only adopt a small section of the solutions, leaving several of the other solutions unimplemented. “Having said that, many of these solutions will still be patented, leading to large patent portfolios covering innovations that are not necessarily present in products.” Patents, Kasznik explains, have two types of value: enforcement, or “stick,” value; and technology transfer, or “carrot,” value. Enforcement value is associated with the right to enforce the patent. Factors such as age, patent classification, patent family, length of claim and filing history with the patent office influence this value. Technology-transfer value is associated with newer patents that will be applicable to future products in emerging markets. This type of patent is monetized through the holder’s own products or by licensing to others who wish to bring new products to market. “Here, what is really important is the path to market as this patent gains value from future products,” Kasznik says. “Also important is the existence of know-how and other technology, in addition to the patent, since a patent alone is not enough to build a product. “All the patent provides is the right to exclude others, so it gives the holder a limited monopoly and the ability to gain some early market share.”

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  • Foresight startup Client, 2045Tech, presenting their product Floome on the Italian Shark Tank

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  • 5 steps to follow for hiring top performers

    Recent news stories noted that it was 10 times easier to get a job at Goldman Sachs than at Google. While these are two different industries with different needs for talent, the story highlights the intensifying fight for top talent between Wall Street and Silicon Valley — in part due to the changing nature of banking jobs, which no longer meet the profiles of thrill-seeking applicants.

    This revelation raises the question of how banks, or any other organization, can consistently attract top talent and how to make sure there’s a good fit between the applicant and the position.

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  • Race to $2 billion: The fastest-growing start-up

    Scores of start-ups worth more than $1 billion, known as "unicorns" in the industry, have gained substantial venture-capital funding in the last two years. Dozens have surpassed a $2 billion valuation. And several have passed the $2 billion in just two years.

    Slack, the enterprise communication platform that's taken on traditional email platforms, has become the fastest start-up company to reach a $2 billion valuation, according to data from financial information firm Pitchbook.

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  • 5 ways the ‘Internet of Things’ transformed the vending machine

    The ability to access information generated by connected devices, remotely and in real-time, can enable a fundamental shift in how companies operate and how they generate revenues. By being constantly connected, companies can offer their customers a "product utility as a service," shifting the value from the actual product to the service this product provides.

    Smart vending machines are a great example of the impact of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) on revenue streams and business models.

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  • The Internet of Things (‪‎IOT‬) – Moving Towards a ‪‎ConnectedWorld‬

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  • The Licensing Journal VOLUME 35

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  • The most important business books ever written

    What business book has had the greatest impact on your career?

    As a business owner for 17 years, the most valuable book for me has been " The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It," by Michael Gerber.

    It taught me that I needed to set up systems so the company could run without me, and so it could run consistently every day whether I was there or not. That was a great lesson that allowed me to coach my kids' sports teams, volunteer at church during the week, and take my family on our fair share of vacations — all without having to worry (too much) about what was happening in the business.

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  • Helping Start-Ups turn Ideas into Valuable Assets

    Efrat Kasznik (pictured right) is an intellectual property valuation expert who has close to 20 years of consulting experience. Kasznik, who is President of  Foresight Valuation Group, works with clients by helping them evaluate, protect and ultimately commercialize intangible assets. She specializes in performing valuations and valuations of intangible assets for financial reporting, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations.

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  • Big Tech winning battle with ‘patent trolls’

    For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars.

    But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and data reviewed by Reuters show.

    In the wake of several changes in U.S. law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, patent prices are plummeting, the number of court fights is down, and stock prices of many patent-holding companies have fallen. Some tech firms say they are punching up research budgets as legal costs shrink, while support for major patent reform is under fire as trolls get trounced.

     

    "Their entire business model relies on intimidation, and that has lost its edge," said Efrat Kasznik, president of intellectual property consulting firm Foresight Valuation Group. "If the patents are not enforceable in court anymore... the troll has no legs to stand on."

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  • Could the SEC Require Companies to Value their Patent Portfolios?

    The need to value patent portfolios may be even greater after the Supreme Court’s decision in the Alice case.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may require more transparency among public companies when it comes to valuing their patent portfolios.

    Now, such portfolios generally do not have to be formally valued and reported to interested parties. But given the push for increased transparency, such as at the SEC, and the desire by investors to know more about the companies in which they invest there could be more guidelines or formal requirements forthcoming.

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  • The Impact of the Alice Decision on Corporate Patent Assets

    The Supreme Court’s Alice decision has introduced a dimension of uncertainty associated with the validity of many of the software patents held by operating companies today. There seems to be a consensus among some of the leading academic and judiciary experts supporting that conclusion, as seen in recent comments made by Stanford Law School’s Prof. Mark Lemley, as well as in recent comments by former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Michel. From a valuation and financial reporting perspective, there needs to be a serious examination of the post-Alice landscape implications on the value of patents as corporate assets. The results of such examination may lead to further action – which could range anywhere from additional disclosure requirements by regulators, all the way to actual corporate asset write-offs. This article highlights some of the key issues that need to be addressed by companies and regulators.

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  • Crowdfunding Update: IP Protection and Startup Valuation Considerations

    Crowdfunding Update: IP Protection and Startup Valuation Considerations

    Mary Juetten, CEO of Traklight and Efrat Kasznik, Foresight Valuation

    Crowdfunding is expected to become a leading source of financing in the early stage, on both rewards and equity platforms. It is likely to add more transparency to startup valuations and, at the same time, contribute to an upward trend in valuations. However, the lack of attention to IP protection or infringement during the campaign can have negative implications on the valuation of your startup. The topic of IP protection should therefore be top of mind for entrepreneurs engaged in crowdfunding, as it is critical to their survival and success long after the campaign has ended.

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  • Business Model Innovation: Why Building a Better Mousetrap is Not Enough

    What do solar energy and personal communications have in common? While energy and communications seem unrelated industries, they have significant similarities if one considers the role of business model innovation as a precursor to success in bringing new intellectual property to market. Take, for example, two companies:

    •SolarCity Corporation (Nasdaq: SCTY), a solar panel installation company, which is publicly traded with a market cap of over $7 billion;
    •WhatsApp, the text messaging company which was purchased in February 2014 by Facebook for $19 billion.

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  • When Big Iron Meets Big Data: Unlocking Value Creation Opportunities in the Internet of Things – Industry Report

    The physical world is becoming an information system, where connected objects and devices can both sense the environment and communicate data. The global enthusiasm surrounding the ecosystem known as the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) has positioned data as one of the most valuable intangible assets that a company can own and monetise. According to IDC, the worldwide market for IoT applications (intelligent and embedded systems, connectivity and security services, infrastructure services and platforms) reached $1.9 trillion last year and is expected to more than triple to $7.1 trillion by 2020. IDC expects the number of installed IoT units to grow at an annual rate of 18% to 28 billion units by 2020.

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  • Revisiting patent valuation: lessons learned from toilets, Singularity and the triple bottom line – Industry Report

    The Singularity University in Silicon Valley has an ambitious mission when it comes to educating its international, diversified student base: the 10^9 challenge, which involves developing ideas that improve the lives of at least one billion ...

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  • Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act and the future of innovation funding – Industry Report

    If you back a Kickstarter crowdfunding project by a company that ends up selling to Facebook for $2 billion, do you deserve to get a return on your campaign donation? This is the question raised by some of the backers of the September ...

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  • Churn Is King: How SaaS Business Models Affect Software Company Valuations

    In 2012 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced the availability of Oracle Cloud, declaring cloud computing “a fantastic opportunity for technology companies to help customers simplify IT". Software vendors across the world are embracing ...

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  • Business model innovation: why building a better mousetrap is not enough – Industry Report

    What do solar energy and personal communications have in common? While energy and communications seem unrelated industries, they have significant similarities if one considers the role of business model innovation as a precursor to ...

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  • Financial reporting for intangibles: the case of the invisible assets

    Google’s recently announced sale of Motorola Mobility’s mobile phone business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion reignited some of the discussion around the valuation of Motorola’s IP assets at the time of the original $12.4 ...

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  • Living in a bubble: valuation trends to watch in 2014 – Industry Report

    Foresight President Efrat Kasznik is a contributing author on the IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) Magazine, a leading global publication focusing on intellectual property. In the first of a series of blogs, Kasznik looks into the valuation trends of 2014.

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  • Another ugly cofounder dispute: Square sued by Washington University professor

    A university professor is suing Square for fraud and patent infringement, essentially claiming that he was ousted.

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  • If Redstone’s tech is real, we’ll have cheap and ultrafast wireless Internet everywhere (exclusive)

    Chris Anderson grew up as a radio guy in Ohio. His grandfather was an engineer, and he passed on the love for wireless technology to his grandson. Now Anderson hopes that everybody will fall in love with radio again thanks to his startup Redstone Technologies, which he believes can bring boundless wireless Internet access to the world.

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  • The JOBS Act, Crowdfunding & the Future of Innovation

    The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act recently hit another milestone with the lifting of the 80-year ban on public solicitation. The US-wide equity crowdfunding SEC regulations, also known as "Title III crowdfunding" under the JOBS act, are anticipated to go live in 2014.  At last count, there are over one thousand equity-crowdfunding platforms awaiting the Title III regulations.  In the meantime, startups and companies have access to reward-based crowdfunding, on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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  • Crowdfunding 101: Don’t forget to protect your idea

    The ‘Jumpstart Our Business Startups’ Act, otherwise known as the JOBS Act, hit another milestone with the recent lifting of the 80-year ban on solicitation. At our last count, there were over 1,000 crowdfunding platforms awaiting the US-wide equity crowdfunding ‘Title III’ SEC regulations, anticipated to be released in 2014

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  • Should human genes be patented? Navigenics founder says ‘absolutely not’

    Should human genes be patented? The Supreme Court is weighing in today in a landmark case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 12-398., that will have an enormous impact on the future of science, technology, and medicine.

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  • Troll slayer: Can Mark Cuban cure the U.S. patent system?

    The inauguration of the “Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents” is a great opportunity to take another look at the U.S. patent system, and how it fares with startups and software companies.

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  • Undisputed patent king IBM sets its scientists to work on ‘big data’

    How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200!

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  • Patent trolls are about to invade the cloud

    Huge and expensive patent battles aren’t going away anytime soon– in fact, they’re likely to continue to pick up steam this year. Efrat Kasznik, of Foresight Valuation Group, lays out some of the intellectual property battlegrounds of tomorrow.

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  • The Use of IP Valuation in IP Transactions: A Global Survey of IP Brokers

    The valuation of Intellectual Property (IP) such as patents, or of non-patented technologies, is still considered by many to be more of an art than a science.

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  • Beyond Asbestos and Patent Thickets: The Path to Successfully Commercializing Nanotechnology IP

    Is Nanotechnology an Industry or a Technology? How do investors perform due diligence of nanotechnology patent portfolios? What is the difference between the valuation and evaluation of IP in this emerging field?

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  • European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin – January – March 2012

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  • Wanna be a mobile player? Get ready to spend on IP

    Patent acquisitions and litigation dominated the wireless industry in 2011, and it looks like we should expect more of the same going forward. If anything, experts seem to think it’s only going to get worse for anyone wanting to be taken seriously as a mobile player.

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  • Licensing Execs to Feature Green IP

    I’ll be speaking at the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter meeting next week as part of a panel on green IP.

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  • Securing the Industrial IoT: Security Challenges and Solutions in the Petroleum Industry

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    The oil & gas industry, which is one of the largest segments of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is facing increasingly growing security challenges as the pace of technological advancement is accelerated. All layers of security: data storage, physical access and network connectivity, represent some of the primary concerns of the Industrial IoT ecosystem. The use of sensors and actuators in the field, the security of data and application workflows, and the safety of pipelines, ships and ports, are some of the unique IIoT security challenges facing the petroleum industry.

    Our panel features some of the Houston-area most prominent security and policy experts, who will highlight the challenges associated with IIoT security. The panel will address some of the existing solutions and policies in place, as well as existing gaps and opportunities for new solutions to be created and deployed and for companies to create and leverage new technologies and intellectual property. - See more at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/page/sp16detailedagenda

     
  • Unicorn Valuation Panel

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    Current research conducted by Foresight Valuation Group, based on Innography published patent data and CrunchBase startup funding and valuation data, reveals that 30% of US Unicorns (startups with valuations higher than $1 Billion) have no US patent assets (issued or pending), and about 62% of US Unicorns have only 10 or less US patents assets in their name; these companies account for more than $157 billion in collective valuation and $25 billion in combined funding. These high level findings seem to lead to a preliminary conclusion that patent assets are not an important factor driving Unicorn valuations.

    What is the impact of patent positions on startup valuations? Is there an IP valuation gap when it comes to Unicorns and other high-valuation startups? Should investors care about the risk faced by startups with weak patent positions? What can Unicorns do to strengthen their patent portfolios? Join us for a discussion featuring a panel of successful startups, VC investors, and IP valuation and strategy experts. - See more at: https://www.innography.com/unicorn-valuation-panel

     
  • The LegalTech Revolution: How Innovation is Transforming Legal Services

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    The legal industry is undergoing a technological revolution, and a wave of acquisitions. In the last several years, Legal Technology (LegalTech) has exploded into an almost $400B market. From only 15 LegalTech companies on Angel List in 2009 to over 400 listed in 2013, technological disruption has affected every branch of the legal industry, including intellectual property and licensing. Often compared to financial technology (FinTech), the LegalTech industry has seen major venture investment backing in four areas, which were cited by Bessemer Ventures as ripe for disruption: process automation, legal research, consumer, and e-discovery.

    Join our expert panel to find out more about the latest trends in LegalTech. Whether you are an in-house lawyer, outside counsel, or a licensing professional interacting with your legal department, the panel will highlight tools and technologies that can significantly improve the efficiency and reduce the cost to your practice or company. We will also discuss the economics and metrics related to the valuation of LegalTech companies, as well as the key performance indicators (KPIs) that they aim to improve in legal organizations. - See more at: http://www.lesusacanada.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=786145&group

     
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  • IP Valuation: Understanding the Financial Value of Your IP Portfolio

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    Under its new service "EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk", the EU-Japan Centre supports EU and Japanese companies and individuals in their steps to search for and acquire technologies, as well as bridging the knowledge gap about current available technologies from both Japan and the EU.

    With this aim, the Centre organises a webinar "IP Valuation: Understanding the Financial Value of Your IP Portfolio" targeting the EU and Japanese companies seeking to understand the value of their IP as a strategic business asset, from the viewpoint of a variety of stakeholders. - See more at: https://www.iprhelpdesk.eu/event/3361-webinar-ip-valuation-understanding-financial-value-your-ip-portfolio

     
  • Asia IP Business & Finance Conference 2015

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    "Asia IP Business & Finance Conference 2015: Innovation, Finance and IP for Economic Development in the Future, September 22, 2015, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KIPCC), South Korea"

    Foresight president, Efrat Kasznik, will be speaking on the topic of "IP 7 STartup Valuation for Successful Investment: A View from Silicon Valley"

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  • IP Valuation – Understanding the Financial Value of IP Assets

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    Understanding the Financial Value of IP Assets The value of patent portfolios is often shrouded in mystery, due to the lack ...

     

     

     

     
  • Challenges and Opportunities in The Internet of Things (IoT): Moving Towards a Connected World

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  •  How to Maximize the Value of Your Patent Portfolio
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  • From Connected Homes to Smart Cars: Consumer Applications of the Internet of Things (IoT)

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    Join Foresight's President as she moderates a workshop panel titled "From Connected Homes to Smart Cars: Consumer Applications of the Internet of Things (IoT)" at the LES 2014 Annual Meeting on October 6th - 4:15-5:30PM in San Francisco, CA.

    This workshop will focus on new challenges and opportunities related to intellectual property and monetization in the IoT consumer market. The panel includes IP and business leaders from companies, startups and organizations representing all three leading sectors of the IoT consumer ecosystem.

    Moderator:
    Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Chair of the  (3CX) Committee
    Speakers:
    Amin Arbabian, Professor, Stanford University
    Shawana Johnson, President, Global Marketing Insights
    Gene Wang, CEO, PeoplePower

    Date & Time: Thursday, October 6th, 4:15PM-5:30PM PST
    Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis - 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    For full event details and registration, please visit LES registration.

     
  • Financial Modeling and Valuations for Startups: Telling Your Story with Numbers

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    Join Foresight President's Efrat Kasznik as she discusses how to tell your story with numbers, build a solid financial model, and determine pre-money valuations for fundraising.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP (Menlo Park, CA)

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    Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:00PM to 8:00 PM at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP (San Diego, CA)

    For full event details and registration, please visit Meetup Silicon Valley or Meetup San Diego.

     
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    Join Foresight's President Efrat Kasznik for lunch as she hosts VentureBeat's MobileBeat 2014 Power Lunch on Wednesday, July 9th from 12:40PM-2:00PM at MobileBeat2014 in San Francisco, CA.

    Driving Mobile Growth through Smart IP Strategy: July 9th, 12:40PM-2:00PM.

    For more info about VentureBeat MobileBeat 2014, click here.

     
  • Intellectual Property Strategy: Challenges & Opportunities in the Cloud

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    Cloud Slam '14 - 6th Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA), June 4, 2014.

     
  • Through the Looking Glass - How Accounting Practices Affect the IP Picture

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    Speaker at IP Monetization Conference, Center for American and International LAw, (Plano, TX), May 15, 2014.

     
  • The Internet of Things (loT): Moving Towards a Connected World

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    Moderator at LES Mid-Year Meeting, (New York, NY), March 27, 2014.

     
  • Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, and the Future of Innovation Funding

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    LES Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, (Palo Alto, CA), March 19, 2014.

     
  • Crowdfunding and Startup Valuations: View from Silicon Valley

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    Presenter via webinar at Impact Hub Trieste (Italy), February 6, 2014.

     
  • Financial Modeling & Business Valuation for Start-ups

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    Workshop at Women Startup Lab, (Menlo Park, CA), January 16, 2014.

     
  • IP Strategy for Startups & Entrepreneurs

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    Workshop at Women Startup Lab, (Menlo Park, CA), December 5, 2013.

     
  • IP Strategy for Startups & Entrepreneurs

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    Workshop at HANQI Investment: Startup University (San Francisco, CA), November 18, 2013.

     
  • The JOBS Act, Crowdfunding & the Future of Innovation

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    Session Panelist, LES Annual Meeting 2013, (Philadelphia, PA), September 24, 2013.

     
  • How to Build a Sound Financial Model for Investors & Determining Pre-Money Valuations for Fundraising

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    Workshop at the Procopio & SV Forum’s MVS Workshop, (Palo Alto, CA), June 12, 2013.

     
  • Understanding the Financial Value of Your Patent Portfolio: A Practical Guide for Technologists and Engineers

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    Talk at the IEEE-CNSV, Silicon Valley Chapter, (Santa Clara, CA), May 21, 2013.

     
  • Financial Modeling & Business Valuation for Start-Ups

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    Talk at the Women StartUp Lab, (Menlo Park, CA), April 16, 2013.

     
  • Understanding the Value of Your Patent Portfolio: A Practical Guide for Business Executives

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    LES Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, (Menlo Park, CA), March 11, 2013.

     
  • Product Innovation and Business Planning

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    The Product Management Event, (San Francisco, CA), March 4, 2013.

     
  • Intellectual Property Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Cloud

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    UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference (San Francisco, CA), December 12, 2012.

     
  • Intellectual Property and Startups: A View from Silicon Valley

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    Keynote Speaker, InnovaDay, Demo Center SIPE, (Mirandola, Italy), November 30, 2012.

     
  • The Path to Creating, Managing and Extracting Value from IP in Nanotechnology

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    Online Webinar, Licensing Executives Society, High Tech Sector, November 27, 2012.

     
  • Best Practices for Managing IP in Early Stage Startups: From San Francisco Bay Area to Trieste Bay Area

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    Keynote Speaker, University of Trieste, (Italy), via Skype, October 16, 2012.

     
  • The Path to Creating, Managing and Extracting Value from IP in Nanotechnology

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    Mini-Plenary Session, LES Winter Meeting (Anaheim, CA), March 12, 2012.

     
  • Monetizing Patents: Is the Uptick in Patent Prices a Trend or Here to Stay?

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    Panelist, 8th Annual IP Counsel Forum 2012, (San Jose, CA), March 2012.

     
  • Managing Your IP Portfolio as a Strategic Business Asset: Best Practices for Startups

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    talk at the AOL First Floor Lab Startup Incubator (Palo Alto, CA), December 2011.

     
  • Game Changing IP Events and Their Impact on Small & Medium Size Enterprises

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    ICAP/Ocean Tomo Summit on Patent Monetization & Live IP Auction, (San Francisco, CA), November 2011.

     
  • Intellectual Property: Protecting or Polluting Innovation?

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    GigaOM Mobilize Conference, (San Francisco, CA), September 26, 2011.

     
  • People Driving Cleantech

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    LES Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting, co-hosted with the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA), March 2011. (Sponsor, Panel Organizer and Speaker).

     
  • IP Due Diligence When Acquiring Companies or Technology

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    The IP Summit – The Power of IP for Business Success (Mountain View, CA), October 2010 (panel moderator).

     
  • IP Valuation 101: for Entrepreneurs and Attorneys

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    The IP Society Meeting (Palo Alto, CA), September 2009.