Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
On February 12, 2013 IP Checkups will present a four-hour workshop on intellectual property risks and management strategies for the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) community. The workshop, entitled “IP Business Strategies in the LED Industry,” will be part of Strategies in Light (SIL) 2013, a three-day SSL industry conference held in Santa Clara, CA.
Paul Kallmes, strategic partner at IP Checkups and former licensing director for Philips Color Kinetics, will open the workshop with insights on current LED licensing practices. “IP is not like other assets and it is important to understand how intangible assets differ from other, more familiar assets,” said Paul Kallmes. “In today’s markets, any LED company must have a comprehensive strategy to manage IP litigation risks, and capture value from their own IP portfolios.”
IP Checkups’ director of research, Kathryn Paisner, will follow with an overview of current IP trends in the LED industry. “Patent data is a vital component to success in the LED industry,” said Kathryn Paisner. “SSL companies can use patent information to track competitor innovations, target third parties for licensing and acquisition, and plan future product development strategies.”
In addition to the workshop, IP Checkups will exhibit its LED PatentEdge software platform at SIL 2013 through Feb. 12-14. The LED PatentEdge is a web-based competitive intelligence solution and research database. It provides critical insight on new LED innovations by housing and sorting over 100,000 patent documents from worldwide patent authorities. For more information, please see: http://www.ledpatentedge.com.
About IP Checkups
IP Checkups was founded in 2004 as a boutique patent analytics firm. The company offers custom patent portfolio and technology analysis to corporate clients, investors, research institutions, and universities. IP Checkups combines custom intellectual asset management and patent search services with powerful web-based software solutions enabling companies to identify, analyze, manage, monitor and update patent information relevant to their technology and markets. Check out the CleanTech PatentEdge blog for the latest patent publications, LED industry news, and cleantech events.