Saturday, August 26, 2006

More IP

I haven't posted in quite some time because of illness and a long drive back across the country (from San Jose, CA to Pittsburgh, PA) on which I had the opportunity to practice my driving skills on a manual transmission.

Nevertheless, an interesting read has crossed my desk: the USPTO's recently-released five-year strategic plan to promote innovation and competitiveness. The USPTO is looking for input on the report, so have a look and share your thoughts.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Another Full House for SVASE!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending my second SVASE event.

The event's topic was "Raising Capital For Early Stage Tech Companies – The Definitive Crash Course!" With a dynamic panel of four investors, there was no way that this event could be a miss!

- Ravi Mhatre, General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
- Warren Packard, Managing Director, DFJ (Draper Fisher Jurvetson)
- Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
- Laura Roden, Managing Director, The Angels Forum
- John Beck, VP, The Brenner Group (Moderator)

Regrettably, I could not stay for the entire event, but have since eagerly followed it on Hot From Silicon Valley.
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