IAP: The Market for Ideas

Friday, February 02, 2024 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Building E51, 145
70 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02142

The Market for Ideas
Product Innovation and invention surges ahead at rates unimaginable just a few decades ago, augmented with AI and ML. With good reason inventors protect their intellectual property (IP) internationally with a variety of tools - patents, trade secrets, copyright, and trademarks.
But how should an inventor monetize their invention while protecting their IP? Form and build a startup? Sell the invention? License it? Utilize Open-Source?
The speakers will examine the basics of patents, copyright, and trademark and consider monetization – entrepreneurship by building a startup, outright sale, and out-licensing – as well as factors and recent trends affecting patent valuation.
The presentation is based on decades of worldwide SVP, Director, and entrepreneurial experience in product development and intellectual property, and venture capital at Intellectual Ventures, Oracle, Intel Capital, Alcatel, Texas Instruments, Sun Microsystems, private law firms, and startups.
Everardo Ruiz, Ph.D. , MIT SM ‘00
Managing Director
Energy Transition Partners
Sanjay Prasad, J.D.
Managing Director
Energy Transition Partners
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MIT Community, Students, Alumni


Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, copyright, patents



MIT System Design & Management (SDM) Program
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