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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm

As computing power and sophisticated software gets less expensive, student-created computer animated films are giving Hollywood a run for its money. This talk will show how a team of 20 students created a multi-million dollar look on a limited budget, and it will include a screening of their short film Worlds Apart.


Monday, Dec 12, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

Great engineering consulting opportunities are opening up in field robotics. This talk will discuss the technology being developed in this arena.


Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will address two areas: (1) how the new America Invents Act (AIA) both helps and hinders independent engineering consultants, and (2) Intellectual Property (IP) protection for engineers.


Allen Peterson
Friday, Oct 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

In this talk, Allen Peterson will walk us through how to best take advantage of Twitter, LinkedIn and other collateral for marketing one's small engineering consulting businesses.


Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will focus on the pursuit of wearable, assistive, mobility devices at Tibion Corp. Consulting income was a key to Tibion's survival from initial ideas in 2001 to first venture funding in 2006 and on to product introduction in 2010.


Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

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.


Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 - 6:15 pm          

In this dinner meeting talk, Dr. Karla Callahan will describe five important checkpoints for work in MEMS and electronics. Karla uses these checkpoints at her medical device start-up company as well as in her international consulting business.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

Nearly everyone thinks they have some idea what a patent is and what it's good for, but do you really know how to use patents effectively for your business? This talk will explore the patent world from the inventor's point of view: who, what, why, how, and when.


Jonathan J. Sweet, Esq., Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Jonathan J. Sweet, a Los Gatos attorney, reviews contract language and clauses for your consulting agreements and those you are asked to sign. He will discuss applicable California law and factual circumstances of which you should be aware to help ensure that you get paid when you work as a consultant.


Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          

RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) has become a part of everyday life in recent years. This talk will provide an overview of RFID, from its origins up through the current state-of-the-art. It will also provide insight into how RFID's newest capabilities will enable an inter-connectivity of everyday objects that will change our world even more.


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