Approaching the Corporate World with Your Product(s)

Approaching the Corporate World with Your Innovation, Product, or Patent

This session covers best practices for successfully pitching your product(s) to corporations – plus, learn about patents and licensing from a corporate perspective.

The core mission of most corporations is to generate superior investor returns through revenue growth. For large corporations to move the share price needle significantly requires huge increases in revenue from new products. Many corporations openly acknowledge that this level of innovation is very difficult (if not impossible) to generate internally. As a result, corporations are becoming increasingly creative in seeking out the best external innovations.

The presentation will cover “the corporate inside perspective” on filtering the wheat-from-the-chaff of external innovation. The speaker will provide guidance as to how best to generate, position and pitch your innovations and new concepts to corporations, and will cover the 6 key factors to focus on that will ensure you have the inside track in corporate decision making.  

Speaker:
Chris Talbot, Senior Director Strategic Licensing, Applied Materials, Inc.

Series Flyer: LES Series: Navigating Through the Invention Process Summer 2018 (160.14 KB)

This is a free, public event. Space is limited. Register by June 12, 2018.

Register Now

More about the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Series, presented by the Licensing Executives Society Silicon Valley Chapter and the California Invention Center--Got an idea but don’t know where to start? This series will guide you through turning ideas into new ventures. From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you should consider for a successful product launch. Series topics include the following:

  • What is the patentability of my invention and how do I apply for a patent?
  • How do I evaluate the market value of my invention?
  • Who are my competitors and what is the size of the market?
  • Should I consider going into business with my idea?
  • Should I consider licensing and collecting royalties?
  • Where do I find funding?

Facilitators:
Soody Tronson
, Founder and Principal, STLGip Intellectual Property Law Firm
Larry Udell, Chairman, California Invention Center and Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter

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