Sunday, August 5, 2012

Smartphone Wireless Patents: New Business Opportunity & Risk

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Santa Clara Valley Meeting

Subject: Smartphone Wireless Patents: New Business Opportunity & Risk
Speaker(s):Alex Lee, TechIPm
Venue NVIDIA - 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Date and Time: August 21, 2012
6:30pm Networking, Pizza & Drinks
7:00pm - 8:30 Talk

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As represented by “Smartphone Patent War,” patents for smartphone became the most important strategic competition tool among market leaders. Recent big deals for patent acquisition among smartphone incumbents are a good example to reveal such recognition of patent as important strategic tool for competition. This talk is designed to present new business opportunities and risks for smartphone related start-ups and incumbents under the evolving recognition of patent’s roles. This talk will cover following topics:· Review of current smartphone and related wireless technologies business ecosystem.· Evolving recognition of patent’s roles: strategic v. monetization tool· New business opportunities and risks: case studies of LTE, NFC, and emerging wireless applications for smartphones.

Alex Lee is a principal of TechIPm, LLC, which is a research and consulting firm for emerging technology & intellectual property management in the field of IT & telecommunications. He is a technology and patent expert in mobile computing and wireless communications with 20 years of experiences in research, standardization, strategy, business development, and intellectual property management as a researcher, manager, executive, advisor, and professor both in the US and S. Korea. His clients include Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Alcatel-Lucent, and Korea Telecom. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Johns Hopkins University. He is now attending Suffolk University Law School for J.D. degree. He is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of IEEE, LES, and AIPLA.

Admission Fee: Open to all
IEEE Members: $5
IEEE CES & Student IEEE Members : Free
General Public: $10
You do not need to be an IEEE member to attend!

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