Durham NC Will Be The Locus Of Intellectual Property Thought Leadership. Neo IP To Host First Annual ECLIPSE
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 01, 2013, 04:12 PM EST
On Tuesday March 5, 2013 from 12:00 - 5:30 PM experts from around the country will converge on the Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NC, to share developing issues and opportunities regarding intellectual property. This first-year, invitation-only event has a who’s who of attendees and speakers.
According to Neo IP CEO JiNan Glasgow, “What makes news today are patent cases only relating to infringement or patent trolls. ECLIPSE - The IP Futures Conference has a broader scope covering all major aspects of patents. We’re fortunate to have exceptional speakers with expertise in compelling issues including: Risk Management, Monetization, Acquisitions and Portfolio Development. We see ECLIPSE as an industry resource for news and commentary regarding developments in the world of IP.”
Speaker: Ron Epstein
Title: The State of Patent Monetization Today.
Ron is the CEO and founder of Epicenter IP, recognized as a global leader in helping patent owners maximize the value of their IP. Ron was arguably the first patent broker and has been instrumental in defining the category of patent brokers in the emerging market place, delivering over $1 billion of value from the sale of licensing of patents in over 150 transactions.
Speaker: Jett Ronaldi
Title: IP Monetization from an investor’s perspective
Jeff Ronaldi is a veteran in the IP arena, and was recently appointed CEO of the Lexington Technology Group. Over the past two decades, Ronaldi has realized over $160 million in return for $12 million in patent investments.
Topic: Risk Management
Speaker: Kevin Jakel
Title: Buying IP as a shield against NPEs
The former Head of IP Litigation at Intuit, Keven brings years of experience to the field of Intellectual Property. Currently the CEO and founder of Unified Patents, Kevin's new company introduces an new concept – proactive strategies against NPEs.
Topic: Portfolio Development
Title: Building a rock-solid IP Portfolio using internal development and external licensing
Joe Forbes has over 25 years of progressive engineering, technology, management, consulting, innovation and entrepreneurial experience. He specializes in energy, one of the hottest and fastest-growing sectors in IP.
Speaker: JiNan Glasgow
Title: How to identify risks and buy target assets to cover them.
Recognized worldwide for expertise in Intellectual Property, JiNan was one of the first to recognize most companies under-utilize Intellectual Property, so in 2003 she founded Neopatents to provide superior patent analytics and mapping. She is also the founder and CEO of Neo IP.
Previewing his keynote talk, Ron Epstein had this to say about valuing patents today, “Patent value used to be determined based on weight – I’ve got more patents than you therefore mine are more valuable than yours. Those days are over. Patent value is determined based on use of the invention and the quality of the patent itself.”
For updates on the conference follow ECLIPSE on twitter: @EclipseIP
About Neo IP:
Neo IP is a services firm dedicated to helping companies and individuals maximize their intellectual property ROI. Neo IP’s holistic offering of portfolio management, acquisitions, risk management and monetization make up the four pillars IP Assurance.