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Upcoming events

    • July 16, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Stanford Law School
    Join WIPLA for A Discussion of Patent Strategies of Technology Startups!


    Stanford LLM graduate, Celia Lerman will discuss her research on the influence that a patent strategy can have on a startup company's growth, after which attendees are encouraged to mingle and network. Food and drinks provided by WIPLA.

    Abstract 

    How does a patent strategy affect a tech startup company’s growth? This is a fundamental question for technology entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers and the innovation system as a whole. In this study, I shed light on this issue by conducting an empirical analysis of the patenting strategies of technology startups, examining the relationship between a company’s patent applications and different events over the company’s life: rounds of investment received, company acquisition and closure. I provide the first comprehensive cross-industry analysis of this question, by analyzing the patent portfolios of United States startups listed in CrunchBase, a crowd-sourced registry of tech companies used by the startup industry. By looking into these companies’ public patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database between 2008 and 2012, I examine the patenting patterns of startups as they progress through funding rounds.

Past events

June 30, 2015 WIPLA's June Networking Event
May 28, 2015 Meet the Leaders Luncheon
May 06, 2015 WIPLA Manicure Party
April 16, 2015 Book discussion: Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time
March 19, 2015 Panel Discussion: Data Privacy & IP Attorneys – A Natural Match?
February 11, 2015 February Happy Hour Networking Event
December 04, 2014 WIPLA Holiday Party
October 23, 2014 Book Review Discussion: Mistakes I Made at Work
September 26, 2014 WIPLA 2015 Planning Meeting
July 09, 2014 WIPLA SUMMER SPA PARTY
May 07, 2014 Develop a “Growth” Mindset
March 12, 2014 IP Year in Review: Trends and Developments of 2013
January 15, 2014 REMOVING BARRIERS TO PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
December 11, 2013 WIPLA HOLIDAY PARTY
October 30, 2013 Navigating the IP Minefield: Strategies for Video Game IP
September 19, 2013 CHAT AND CHOCOLATE!
May 22, 2013 3 Rules to Break to Breakthrough to Success
April 24, 2013 Building Your Professional Brand Through Social Media
March 15, 2013 USPTO Webinar on First-Inventor-to-File, Micro Entity and Patent Fee Final Rules
March 05, 2013 WIPO Trademark Registration Roundtable
February 20, 2013 WIPLA February Happy Hour
January 31, 2013 Mentoring Up and Down: What I Wish I Knew Then, What I Need To Know Now
October 11, 2012 Preserving Your Trade Secrets and Preventing Loss of Rights
September 12, 2012 WIPLA September Mixer and Networking Event
June 21, 2012 WIPLA June Summer Mixer and Networking Event
May 21, 2012 WIB (Women In Bio) Evening of Speed Networking
May 01, 2012 WIPLA Networking Breakfast
March 27, 2012 Panel on Mentoring
June 09, 2011 WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception
April 28, 2011 SVIPLA Program: Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Mock Argument
April 05, 2011 Business and Legal Aspects of Lending Against Intellectual Property
October 06, 2010 Online Battles for the Brand: Fighting Trademark Infringement on the Internet
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