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IMC SoCal Technology SIG, November 2010 (IMC members only)
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When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
5:00-7:00 PM
Where: Snell & Wilmer, LLP
600 Anton, Suite 1400
Costa Mesa, California  92626
United States
Contact: Curt Deckert

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Institute of Management Consultants

Intellectual Property Strategies
for Competitive R&D

Tuesday, November 16, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Snell & Wilmer, LLP, 600 Anton, Suite 1400, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Enter parking structure from Park Center Drive just north of Anton.
Parking will be validated.

Innovation has been a main driving force for U.S. companies, and consultants are often brought in to advise on their clients' R&D processes. It is also important for consultants to have a general understanding of U.S. intellectually property law when assessing a proposed R&D project or formulating competitive R&D strategy. Consultants regardless of their discipline need to be aware of the following:
  • Costs and benefits of intellectual property protection
  • Risks of infringing competitors' intellectual property rights
  • Issues of obtaining or granting licensing agreements

For a better understanding of intellectual property strategies, join us at our next IMC Technology SIG meeting on Tuesday, November 16, in the law offices of Snell & Wilmer LLP, as Daniel Chan, Esq., discusses aspects of U.S. intellectual property law that affects all consultants and their clients. Topics will include:

  • Basics of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and trade secret law
  • The process of acquiring a patent
  • Strategies for avoiding patent infringement
  • Strategies for acquiring a patent in a crowded area
  • Strategies for negotiating a licensing agreement

Those interested in networking may proceed to a local restaurant following our meeting.

About Daniel Chan, Intellectual Property Associate Attorney

Mr. Daniel Chan, Esq., is an Intellectual Property Associate Attorney at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., 600 Anton Blvd., Suite 1400, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. His practice is concentrated in intellectual property protection and litigation. He is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patents for general electronic devices, VLSI analog devices, telecommunication systems, mechanical systems, medical devices, software, and business methods. In addition to patent-related matters, Daniel also assists clients with copyrights and trademark-related matters.

IMC Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
are designed for IMC members, but non-members and visitors are welcome for up to three SIG meetings. If your consulting practice serves the high-tech industry, please join on November 16 and be prepared to share your insights. Participation is free.

The Mission of the IMC Technology SIG is to:

  • Identify opportunities in consulting to high-tech clients.
  • Develop more effective consulting skills in serving high-tech clients.
  • Facilitate use of technology by client companies.
  • Support each other through networking and professional relationships.
  • Create a collaborative group of consultants serving high-tech clients or performing technology development.

RSVP is essential since our conference room space is limited. Please RSVP to:

Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD
Chair, IMC Technology SIG
President of Curt Deckert Associates, Inc.
Please cc Has Patel,

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