Entrepreneurs: Attend Speed Dating for Startups

If you're an entrepreneur, you can't afford to turn down expert advice. Get need-to-know information in a fast and helpful format from Silicon Valley leaders in business, intellectual property, and law at "Speed Dating for Startups."

Register early for this free public event. In-person registration and a networking reception will run from 5 - 6 p.m. The program will start promptly at 6 p.m. Four short sessions followed by a panel discussion will cover some of the most important aspects of any startup's business strategy. Speakers and topics include:

John Cabeca, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office, intellectual property strategy

Laura Norris, Santa Clara University School of Law, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic, legal issues for startups

Sara Rauchwerger, TechLAB Innovation Center, how to perfect your pitch and find funding

Mark Jansen, Fenwick & West LLP, trademarks and brands

“Speed Dating for Startups” kicks off the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Silicon Valley Chapter and California Invention Center’s 2019 educational series, Navigating through the Invention Process: From idea to product to market. From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you need for a successful product launch. The series facilitators are:

Soody Tronson, Founder and Principal, STLGip Intellectual Property Law Firm

Larry Udell, Chairman, California Invention Center

The networking reception is provided by the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Silicon Valley Chapter and sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP.

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please contact siliconvalley@uspto.gov or call 408-918-9900.