RTI International, Neopatents, NC COIN Hosting 2nd Annual Eclipse IP Futures Conference

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- NC COIN (North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology), Neopatents, and RTI International are co-hosting the 2nd Annual Eclipse IP Futures Conference, a half-day event examining the many different ways businesses can utilize patents and patent data as assets. The June 10th conference will be held at the Advanced Technology Building on the campus of MCNC, 3021 East Cornwallis Road in RTP and will feature discussions led by veteran C-level executives, intellectual property experts and patent law professionals.

“The Eclipse IP Futures Conference is the type of quality, sought-after event NC COIN is excited to champion in meeting our mission to provide educational and informational events and a venue for professionals to network, connect and discus relevant issues that impact their respective businesses,” Joe Magno, NC COIN executive director, said.

Presenters at the conference include Ron Epstein, CEO and founder of Epicenter IP, who will be delivering the keynote on the state of patent monetization; Jeff Ronaldi, CEO of Lexington Technology Group, speaking on IP monetization from an investor's perspective; Dean Woodward, RTI assistant general counsel for IP and licensing, discussing buying IP as a shield against NPEs; Martin Renkis, founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation, explaining how to build a solid IP portfolio using internal development and external licensing; and JiNan Glasgow, CEO of Neopatents, showing how to identify risks and buy target assets to cover them.

Glasgow, a recognized leader in intellectual property concerns who has spoken on the subject at global conferences and in front of the United Nations, developed the Eclipse IP Futures Conference to create a discourse community to evolve thinking and active commercial use of patents as true business assets.

“I saw a real need for something more than a typical conference where speakers blast information at an audience. I wanted to have speakers engaging with attendees, sharing different even controversial viewpoints on all the different ways to use patents from a business as well as legal perspective,” she said.

Important information related to patent strategy, licensing, avoiding litigation, and the impact of patent reforms on small companies and inventors will be addressed at the Conference, Glasgow said, which will help attendees understand the real value of their own patents.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. More information and attendee pricing is available online at http://neoipassets.com/eclipse.

The North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (NC COIN) was organized to promote the economic development and application of nanobiotechnology and related technologies across the State of North Carolina by promoting innovation and commercialization in the fields of nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine. For information visit www.nccoin.org.