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Monday, May 15 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Business First, Invent Second? Turning the Innovation Model on Its Head FILLING

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You can start a business around an innovative idea -- or should you establish your business first, then innovate? Let's explore the chicken-or-the-egg relationship between technological innovation and successful business in an interactive conversation that will stimulate the minds of new and established technologists alike. Discussion topics will include:
- Innovate first!...keeping the business end goals in mind
- Value of a patent for a startup?
- Process of growing a startup -- parallels to the process of obtaining a patent
- Stories from the field
- Process of invention: How does one go about inventing?

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Yoriko Morita

Director / Founder, Glider / Patents Integrated
Serial entrepreneur and founder of a thriving consulting business, a nonprofit, and soon my second LegalTech software company. Oh, and a mom, a wife, a professional cellist, a daughter, a sister, a friend, etc.

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Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment company... Read More →
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Seth Miller

President, Heron Scientific, Inc.
Seth Miller is a technology leader, inventor, and entrepreneur.  His firm, Heron Scientific, Inc., assists both large and small clients in technology strategy, IP planning, and early stage innovation, and performs technical diligence for investors.  In his previous roles, Seth has... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am MDT