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Tuesday, February 28 • 10:00am - 11:00am
IP for Start-Ups with the USPTO FILLING

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Rob Philips will host a fireside chat with Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and inventor/entrepreneur Ed VanDyne. Join the conversation that will allow you to learn how intellectual property supports the goals of startups and becomes an integral part American innovation. The conversation will focus on the importance of intellectual property (IP), and how to position yourself for a strong IP portfolio. Director Kocialski will also speak on how IP can help startups obtain funding, position themselves for the future, and get acquired.



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Rob Phillips

Business & I.P. Attorney, RMBA Group
Rob is a Fort Collins native who returned to his hometown after working as in-house counsel for several multinational corporations. Since returning to Colorado Rob founded the RMBA Group, a law firm that specializes in provides In-House Counsel-as-a Service advisory guidance to high potential growth and emerging growth technology businesses. Rob provides the legal guidance startups, and established entrepreneurs, need to mitigate their risks, all... Read More →

Speakers
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Ed Van Dyne

Chief Technology Officer, Wave Solar Technologies
Ed VanDyne is a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and engineering manager, with more than 29 years of experience in innovation, industry sales and fundraising. Mr. VanDyne has been recognized as an energy innovator in the “Places that Matter” Fort Collins exhibit within the Smithsonian Institution, American History Museum in Washington DC. Mr. VanDyne was the Founder and President of Adrenaline Research, Inc., a venture-backed spin-out... Read More →
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Molly Kocialski

Director, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Articulate 324 Jefferson Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

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