MIT VMS and MIT TLO Boot Camp Event: Building an IP Portfolio

Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm






This Boot Camp Event: Building an IP Portfolio is open to members of the MIT Community - please register to attend!

About this Event

MIT Venture Mentoring Service and MIT Technology Licensing Office Boot Camp Event:

Building an IP Portfolio

Presented by Bruce Sunstein, Featuring the TLO's Myron Kassaraba


Registration Required.


Date: Thursday, December 5th at 5:30pm

Location: MIT Room: 32 – 155


A challenge facing start-ups today is when to secure and protect their IP. Though many ventures plan on filing one application, building an IP portfolio, and planning next-steps, has proven to be beneficial. Appropriate for startups, investors, and mentors, this workshop seeks to explore the patent application process, and why, even if you are only planning on filing a single patent application, it’s advantageous to think about what comes next.


MIT VMS mentor Bruce Sunstein will explain:


- How to build an IP portfolio

- IP Strategy

- Patent applications

- Tools to build a successful application

- Learn to read the “patent landscape map” for filing


In the boot camp, you’ll also be introduced to the TLO with a presentation informing you on its role within MIT, how disclose and protect your intellectual property, and ways to engage with the office.


About the presenter:


Bruce D. Sunstein is the founder of the Boston intellectual property law firm Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP. Patents issuing on applications on which Bruce has worked have led to 8- and 9-figure infringement awards. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2014 in the field of Intellectual Property – Litigation, and was named to the Super Lawyers® list in the practice area of intellectual property 2004-2014 in Massachusetts. Bruce is a named co-inventor in a business method patent, number 6,985,887. His practice involves pharmaceuticals, medical devices, bioinformatics, electronic circuits and systems, computer hardware and software, communications and speech, and mechanical devices. Bruce holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.), Indiana University (M.A.), and Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley (J.D.).

Also, featuring a Presentation from the TLO’s Myron Kassaraba!



Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Workshops/Fairs, Career Development

Events By Interest

Academic, Career Development, Entrepreneurship

Events By Audience

MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


startups, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property


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