Please register for South Carolina Chapter Meeting on October 29, 2020 1:00 PM EDT at:
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Topic: "Intellectual property as a key part of your business strategy "
The legal protection of an organization’s intellectual assets to create intellectual property (IP) is a key element of any strategic plan. Intangible assets represent ~ 80% of the S&P 500. Too often, business managers relegate IP strategy and management to creative personnel and legal staff, ignoring a critical opportunity to create strong competitive advantages. IP can have a significant impact on the operation, success and even survival of a business. The goal of this talk is to equip managers with the tools to identify IP assets, manage their development and implementation, and to create IP strategies tailored to business objectives.
Dirk Brown is a seasoned technology executive who has been the founding CEO or Managing Partner of six startups, all either acquired or still growing privately. He also serves as the Faculty Director of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at the University of South Carolina where he develops and teaches entrepreneurship-related courses and runs a number of entrepreneurship education and support initiatives. Dirk’s strengths are in developing strategy and the general management of organizations undergoing rapid change. He has built companies in a broad range of industries including semiconductors, electronics, digital media technology, medical devices, mobile apps, film and entertainment, finance, and consumer packaged goods. Among other affiliations, Dirk is a Liberty Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, a Charter Member of the C100, and an SCRA Knowledge Economist Award Recipient. He holds over 35 patents and has published over 30 technical and business papers and articles, including a book entitled “Inventions = Money”. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.Eng in Physics from Cornell University, an MBA from San Jose State University, and a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics with an Electrical Engineering minor from Queen’s University in Canada