SXSW Panel: IP to IPO - Protect and Get Your Idea to Market

You’ve got a great idea, but now what? Whether you want to produce and market your invention yourself or license it to another company, the best way for you to profit from your idea is to file for a patent with the USPTO. Venture capitalists often prefer to invest in ideas or start-ups that have already secured a patent or provisional patent. Our speakers will discuss how and why inventors should obtain IP protections and how entrepreneurs benefit from those protections. A SXSW badge is required to attend this event. Information about this panel can be found on the SXSW website.

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas, provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, network, and discuss economic and cultural issues. The wide range of participating individuals and organizations has one thing in common: they all work with intellectual property (IP). 

Speakers:

Molly KocialskiDirector of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Arlyne SimonBiochemical Engineer, Author, Inventor, Entrepreneur

Steve KatsarosCEO and Founder of Nokero Solar

Speakers
Molly Kocialski
Molly Kocialski
Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office