Using Patents Strategically – Sep 10,2010
Many CEOs have patents in their asset mix, yet may not be using them to best strategic advantage. Others have options to acquire patent rights. How can a CEO best evaluate the strategic value of a patent, and how can patents best be used to create shareholder value? Invited experts include: Gary J. Summers, CEO of Silicon Valley Expert Witness Group, Inc., who has been in the high technology Intellectual Property business since 1986 and has managed, licensed and sold many US patents. Jackie Hutter, MS, JD is a self-described “Recovering Patent Attorney” and a member of the pioneering ranks of Intellectual Property (”IP”) Strategists. As an IP Strategist, Jackie is Founder and Principal of The Hutter Group LLC , a leading provider of IP-related business and investment consulting services.