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Kendall R. Waters, Ph.D., Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc.
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will examine the many and varied roles of consultants at one medical device start-up commercializing a minimally invasive imaging system and catheter. The types of consultants employed have a variety of engineering backgrounds, including hardware, software, mechanical, process, and quality. A critical factor in making the match between the consultant and the company is the professional network.

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 - 7:00 pm          

Judith Finell will discuss ways in which contemporary technology poses challenges and risks for composers and producers in film, TV, recording, advertising, toy, machine, media and video game businesses. She will also discuss the issues arising from the blurring of lines between musical creators, performers, and producers, as well as some of the legal, forensic, and business strategies that have evolved to address this new reality. Musical examples from copyright cases and other musical matters will be played.

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 - 8:30 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. A panel of six CNSV members will discuss what they have done to continue finding consulting work in recent times.

Friday, Sep 17, 2010 - 9:00 pm

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. If you have an invention, or are just thinking about one, you will learn the right time to begin your patent filing process, what you should do prior to filing, and how to handle the process once you have submitted your patent application.

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 - 7:00 pm          

In this talk, John Levy will describe what he has learned about how business people think, and how having this understanding can help you become an effective consultant.

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 - 6:45 pm          

Are you passionate about sharing your math, science or engineering expertise with students? Have you ever considered becoming a teacher, but unsure about the next steps? If you answered yes to these questions, the EnCorps Teachers Program is looking for you!

Friday, Jul 23, 2010 - 8:30 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. Learn about contracts, non-disclosure agreements, what kind of insurance you need and how to collect on late payments.

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010 - 5:30 pm          

In this dinner meeting, CNSV member Karl Mathia will introduce his new robotics book Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing - Principles and Applications in Cleanroom Automation. Karl will describe early substrate-handling robots and how current cleanroom automation technology evolved over time, and will outline some future industry trends.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 7:00 pm          

The consulting agreement is critical to a consultant's business success since its provisions need to clearly define the intentions of all parties. In this talk, Dave Stevens will describe the requirements of a model consulting agreement.

Friday, May 14, 2010 - 8:30 am

This is an interactive seminar and simultaneous webinar. In addition to a website, there are a few basic pieces of marketing collateral that are very important to building visibility and credibility for the engineering consultant. This collateral will be described, along with a number of examples.

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