IP Strategies for the New Decade

Tue, Sep 20 2011, 7:00 pm              IP Strategies for the New Decade 1

As the electronics market and technology matures, the role of intellectual property (IP) is evolving. Using a successful LCD technology and IP licensing program that he established as an example, Chuck McLaughlin will share his views regarding viable IP strategies for the coming decade.

Chuck’s presentation will include the following topics:

  • Recent trends in electronics IP
  • Major IP players and their strategies
  • IP monetization paths and expectations
  • Directions for independent inventors and startups

Since the creation of IP is often a critical aspect of a consulting engagement, it is important to understand how to leverage your expertise in this context.


IP Strategies for the New Decade 2About the speaker,  Charles W. McLaughlin, Fergason Licensing, LLC

Chuck McLaughlin is a founder of and Managing Partner at Fergason Licensing in Menlo Park, CA, where he has served as the licensing agent for Fergason Patent Properties (FPP). Working closely with inventor Jim Fergason, Chuck developed a positioning strategy for FPP’s dynamic contrast technology. He launched a licensing program that has resulted in licenses with more than 25 major LCD display companies including Panasonic, LGD, Sharp, Samsung and AUO.

Chuck holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an SM in Industrial Management from MIT’s Sloan School.

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