A bit more than a year of effort as a CEO of a battery charging startup has taken me away from this blog. It was, and remains, an incredible journey. As we move ever more close to commercialization of our battery charging technology, I will be posting more in the coming weeks and months (after a well-deserved vacation starting next week). We have learned much in the last year about getting a new technology to market, especially as it relates to building a team, fundraising and finding technology and licensing partners. I will likely be cross-posting on another blog site. But in the meantime, I am posting some articles on creating value from IP (this is the IP Asset Maximizer Blog after all) that readers may find interesting.
Subscribers to this blog may have been wondering why posts have been few and far between lately. There's a good reason for this: I am now CEO of a startup company. You can learn more about my company, Evgentech, here. In short, our technology will allow you to charge your batteries 10x's faster than you can now--and perhaps even faster as we further develop our innovation platform. Things are moving fast and furious, which has made it difficult for me to spend the time to write blog posts on a regular basis. There is good news, however: I am experiencing first hand what it is like dealing with Open Innovation and licensing. In this regard, I look forward to continuing to post from time to time on the experiences that our company is going through, as I think
This week, I am speaking at the Midwest IP Institute. I will be participating in a "fire side chat" with my good friend, Edna Vassilovski of Stoel, Rives LLP. Our session is entitled "How Patent Prosecutors and In-House Counsel Can Provide Work Product Better Aligned with Client's Business Needs." Specific topics we will discuss include:
- How clients’ views of IP and intangible assets are changing and ways both inside and outside counsel can stay relevant to clients today;
- What you can do to help clients obtain meaningful patents at reduced cost;
- How to really understand clients’ business goals and how to help make those happen; and
- How to help clients monetize their patents
This blog has been in existence since March 2008, and there is content going back to then on this new site. For those who have been regular readers of this blog, I hope you enjoy the new format. For new readers, I hope to engage with you frequently about the topics discussed here. The blog is built on the Wordpress platform. There will probably been minor tweaks here and there as I gain skills with this product. Please feel free to tell me if there is something that can be improved or to suggest a topic that you would like me to write about. I will be upgrading my other websites soon, so be on the lookout for changes there, too.
Readers will note that much of this blog was added in bulk during July 2008. This content was authored by me over the course of several months when I was associated with another organization. Since I have established my own IP Strategy and Consulting firm (more info here: www.jackiehutter.com), I look forward to posting new content at this location frequently. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to suggest ideas for new blog posts.