Most technology start-ups and scale-ups need venture capital to finance their high-growth needs. Founders and investors must focus on creating value in the company, to be realised through an exit, e.g. selling the company or launching an IPO. This seminar highlights the key role played by IPR (intellectual property rights) portfolios and strategy in attracting investment and increasing company value. The featured case study will be discussed from the perspective of both founders and investors.
- patent | intellectual property | business management | small and medium-sized enterprises
- Live streaming available
- Who should attend
- High-growth technology businesses and small and medium-sized technology enterprises, in particular their decision-makers, IP professionals, as well as their innovation ecosystem, including investors, researchers, IP advisors and market facilitators
- HTB Forum 2023 - Growth Financing
- Entrance fee
- Free of charge
At investment rounds and exits, the valuation of a high-growth technology business is heavily influenced by the strength of its IPR portfolio. This forum looks at two key challenges which many technology ventures and their investors face. Firstly, how to build a strong patent portfolio early, fast and within budget, with special focus on the use of "provisional" patent applications. And secondly, how to enable investors to assess the value of a patent portfolio in an emerging technology field.
The real-life case study of the US company Ambature, founded in 2007 and now owner of an impressive patent portfolio in the field of high-temperature superconductivity is presented by Eugene Shteyn, the Silicon-Valley based innovation and IPR expert who drove Ambature's initial patent strategy. He is then be joined by venture-capital and IPR experts from around the world for a panel discussion.