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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          Leveraging Consulting to Build a Bionic Technology Company 1

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          IP Strategies for the New Decade 2

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          Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: Technology, Medicine and the Global Economy - The Perfect Storm 3

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          What Every Inventor and Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Patents 4

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          Conscious Objects: The Impact of RFID 5

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.

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Architecting the Internet-Of-Things 6

While the current job market is hopefully improving, last year found many talented and motivated people looking for opportunities. This talk will describe how one group of people came together, found an opportunity with a low cost of entry, formed a company and -- despite greatly underestimating the task -- brought a product to market.

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 - 7:00 pm          Moore's Law, The Microcomputer and Me 7

As a way of describing the historic increase in density of integrated circuits, Moore's Law has contributed dramatically to the growth of electronics in the world today. Several of the contributing factors during 1960-2000 will be described in this talk, along with how these factors are just as important today.

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Mass Storage: What the Future Holds / CNSV Annual meeting 8

This talk will give perspective on the current status and outlook for all key mass storage technologies: Solid State, Magnetic and Optical Storage, as well as integrated storage systems.

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