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SVC Chapter Event : Presentation and Networking Luncheon

 Export to Your Calendar 2/26/2020
When: 2/26/2020
11:30 AM
Where: KPMG
3975 Freedom Circle, Mission, Tower 1, Suite 100
Santa Clara, California  95054
United States
Contact: Martha Casey ("Casey")

Online registration is available until: 2/24/2020
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Using Your IP to Raise Capital

Presentation and Networking Luncheon

Online registration ends Monday, February 24, 2020.


Prior to February 17:
LES Member: $40.00
Non-Member: $45.00
LES Student Member: $25.00

After February 17:
LES Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $55.00
LES Student Member: $35.00



Michael Kallus, Senior Investment Manager, Woodsford Litigation Funding
Michael identifies claims that require financing and assess their value and merits.  He was formerly an asset Manager for Fortress Investment Group, and a patent litigator with the Boston office of Fish & Richardson.


Mitchell Rosenfeld, Director, Houlihan Lokey
Mitchell is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Tech+IP Advisory practice. He has over 25 years of experience in every stage of the patent process, from initial invention, patent prosecution, exercising patent rights through licensing, sale, and litigation. Previously he was a Managing Director at Black Stone IP, a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading technology and IP assets.


Moderator: Michael Zachary, Partner, Bunsow De Mory LLP
Michael focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and licensing, and regularly represents clients in patent infringement, trade secret, trademark and other intellectual property litigation cases. He counsels clients on a variety of technology and intellectual property agreements, including design and development, manufacturing and supply, product evaluation, and patent and trademark license agreements. He has represented large, mid-size, and start-up companies based in the United States, Japan and Europe, including Volkswagen, Bradium, Skype, Amazon, Wacom, PRISM Pharma and Boston Scientific.


 Other panelists to be announced



Entrepreneurial companies, both large and small, are often looking to raise additional capital to fund expansion or to cover operating costs while they build out their products.  Those that have invested in their patent portfolios now have a new way to raise capital using their Intellectual Property.  Innovative funders can provide fresh operating capital based on the company’s IP portfolio; the funders obtain a return on their investment through licensing or enforcement of the patents.  This model does not require the issuance of new equity, nor the payment of interest, as other capital funding models do.  The program will discuss the parameters of this funding model, including benefits and risks, and how it compares with other methods of raising capital.







1.5 hours MCLE credit now available.

The SV Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members.  Members should login to the LES website to access their account.

A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after February 17. Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES for assistance: (703) 234-4058 (8:00-4:00 ET).

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