Thursday, April 14th 2016, 6:30pm – 9:00pm


180 Baytech Drive, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95134


The success & failure of majority of hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley is determined by their ability to establish their distinguishing value-proposition in terms of product differentiation which may help them create “barriers to entry” for potential rivals, raise funds for the venture and as make them an attractive target for would-be M&A suitors. The most effective way to achieve this is to have a solid patent portfolio and planning it with equal importance as hiring engineers & innovators in early stages of the game.

If you are a would-be or on early stage entreprenuer and planning to develop a “buttoned-up” IP/Patent strategy, then this is a must attend session for you. Having the right IP Strategy early would not only help you in capturing unique market opportunity, but also make you an attractive target for established players and investors.  During this event, IIT alumni with entrepreneurial success & acquisition experience and lawyers with legal expertise would share their views & experiences in lightly-moderated panel discussion(s) setting.


  • 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Registration, Dinner, and Networking
  • 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM Panel Discussion with the mentors
  •  9:00 PM Adjourn