The Cornell Technology Business Network
October 2022 Forum



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Wednesday, October 19th | 11:30am PDT / 12:30pm MDT



Primer on Patent Law: IP … a Key Company Asset 
A company’s intellectual property (IP) is often its most valuable asset. A welldefined IP strategy is critical to developing, maintaining, and leveraging a
competitive position in the global marketplace. From Start-up to Global 2000 Corporation, enterprises seek to protect, defend, and capitalize their
innovations, brands, and technologies. What can be patented? What’s the role of a provisional application? Do patents really matter in valuations?

Joining us in the CTBN Forum October 19th is
John Wechkin, BS Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering (Cornell ’83); MS Mechanical Engineering
(Stanford ‘86); and JD (U. Wash. School of Law ’96).

John is a Partner and Patent Attorney at
Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, WA. The firm’s 250 person Intellectual Property Law team provides protection,
development, and enforcement for IP assets with focus on patent litigation and appeals, post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution and portfolio counseling, trademark, copyright, advertising, internet, and trade secret counseling and litigation, as well as technology licensing and monetization.

Join the discussion, Wednesday, October 19th at 11:30am/PDT. Preregistration required here.
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Up-coming Forum Events (11:30am/PST):
• Nov 16th –
High Frequency Energy
• Dec 21st – Holiday Break
• Jan 18th –
Upcycled Nordic Seltzer
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