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16th Annual Conference – IP Money in Silicon Valley: Investor and Lender Perspectives
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16th Annual Conference – IP Money in Silicon Valley: Investor and Lender Perspectives

LES Silicon Valley 16th Annual Conference

4/20/2016
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise World Headquarters
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California  94304
United States
Contact: James House

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LES Silicon Valley Chapter's 16th Annual Conference – IP Money in Silicon Valley: Investor and Lender Perspectives

Come join us for our 16th Annual Conference – IP Money in Silicon Valley: Investor and Lender Perspectives. We’re having a full day of speakers, panel presentations, networking and lunch at Hewlett Packard Enterprise World Headquarters in Palo Alto.

Our morning schedule begins with Murray Vince, Senior Director, Strategic Business Development at Intellectual Ventures and Sarah Guichard, Vice President, Acquisitions at RPX, discussing challenges for StartUps, Strategy, Defense and Investment.

This will be followed by a panel on “IP-Backed Lending – Use of Patents as Collateral for Non-Dilutive Financing” with:

Erez Levy of Fortress Investment Group
Gary Bender of Carneros Bay Capital
Suzanne Harrison and Ron Laurie of Inflexion Point Strategies
Rob Sannicandro from Deutsche Bank

Our afternoon panel asks, “Does IP matter?” Do investors in startups care if you have patents? Or is the expense in obtaining patents just a waste of money? Come hear from the most prestigious angel investor groups in the world as well as the founder of five publicly held companies.

Panelists include:
Manthi Nguyen of Sand Hill Angels
Randy Williams of Keiretsu Forum
Carol Sands of Angels Forum
Ron Weissman of Band of Angels
Mark Holmes of PatentBridge
Steve Millard who is the founder of five publicly held companies
and who was mentioned in Forbes magazine as, “The most connected man in Silicon Valley.”

The day will also include a Silicon Valley office update by John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more!

REGISTRATION

Early, by Friday, April 15, 2016, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $100
Non-Members: $110

After Friday, April 15, 2016, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $110
Non-Members: $120

Online Registration Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2016, 9 PM PST

After April 18, 2016, contact James House at siliconvalleywriting@gmail.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds after Friday, April 15, 2016

Substitutions are permitted

MCLE CREDIT
This event qualifies for 5.0 hours of MCLE credit