Workshop 2

It’s all about the Money – Licensing, Securitization, and other uses of IP portfolios by Start-up Companies in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia

This session will draw on the collective experience of experienced counsel from around the world (US, Germany, Canada, and Korea) on creative uses of IP for start-up companies in different technologies and regions. The speakers will discuss the building of IP portfolios to enhance not only their technical positions and future business but also as a hedge against competition and as an asset which can be leveraged in fundraising and used as an asset in securing financing. The relative importance of in-licensing and out-licensing in various technology sectors will be discussed, as well as how the inevitable unexpected pivots in business strategy affect both portfolio building and licensing. Speakers will also discuss various factors to consider when deciding how to integrate IP with their financial strategies. There will also be discussion of the use of IP in various business models which start-ups can consider, including manufacturing vs. licensing.

Each of the four speakers will lecture for approximately 10-15 minutes, followed by answering a series of questions posed by the moderator, and then a Q&A session with the audience.

Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 12:30

Drummond West
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal 1201 Boul. René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC, H3B 2L7