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Bridging the gap between startups and corporations using an Intellectual Property approach.
An IESE workshop from the Telefonica Patent Office/Return on Innovation/ department.
Do you know how corporations manage intangible assets based on technology?
Are you an entrepreneur and still don’t know how to manage technology impacting your business model?
The unrelenting pace of technological progress is ubiquitous and continues to disrupt the value chain of economies worldwide. Among all intangible assets a company may hold, technology assets have become crucial already from the onset of newly formed companies and startups alike.
Additionally, corporations and bigger companies pay special attention to the technological assets they take on-board their operations. Before they consider any collaboration with given SMEs of startups, be it a joint venture or an outright M&A, the value of the IP portfolio is thoroughly scrutinized. Without meeting stringent requirements for business value creation, a potential deal may derail before it even happens.
The present two-session workshop aims at equipping entrepreneurs and startup initiatives with strategic tools to enable them to form and retain a valuable portfolio of tech assets, shaped and matured to enter a collaboration with corporations and achieve maximized return-on-investment for all parties involved.
The workshop’s methodology consists of a hands-on approach for creating and maximizing value of tech-related IP assets for entrepreneurs and intrapeneurs alike. The program includes:
- Intangible assets in startups, the big questions: are they necessary? for what? when? ...
- Technology management strategy: they need for tech assets identification, protection and valorization. Also, it is crucial for open innovation
- IP due diligence: what Corporations look for in startup
- Tech foresight using information from patents
- Technology management within the new paradigms: Platforms, open source sw.
- New innovation tools based on Intellectual Property.
Q502 North Campus
Avenida Pearson 21, Barcelona, Spain
Luis Ignacio Vicente
PhD in Physics, Industrial Engineer, Graduate in Innovation Management, Graduate in Economy of Telecommunications, Master in Analysis and Management of Science and Technology. Graduate in European Communities.
Working 27 years ago in Telefonica on activities related with Innovation and Industrial Property. Currently, he is Return on Innovation Manager. His role includes, for example, the strategy about the participation at R&D Public Programmes and the leadership of the Telefonica Patent Office.
He is Member of the Board of the 5TONIC, the first 5G Open Lab in Europe, Member of the Board of Telefónica R&D Chile and VP of LES (Licensing Executives Society) Spain and Portugal.
M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Space Engineering, European Patent Attorney and Chartered Lawyer.
Toni has worked for Deutsche Telefonwerke (Berlin) and for the European Space Agency (Noordwijk, NL). In addition, he has been Examiner at the European Patent Office for about 12 years and the head of the patent department at Oficina Ponti (Barcelona). At present, he is a senior expert and in-house counsel at Telefónica.
Over the years, Toni has acquired extensive experience in patents and related technical IP portfolio management as well as in strategic business support, i.e. prosecution, licensing, litigation, tech transfer and monetization.
He teaches on innovation protection and technology transfer (IP strategy and management) within post-graduate business degrees at university and lectures frequently to international audiences. Finally, he is the coordinator of the CEIPI course on European Patent Law in Barcelona.
Eduardo Fullea Carrera
Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).
Eduardo joined Telefónica R&D unit in 2001 and has worked in different roles related with the innovation and technology management. He is co-inventor of 9 patent families in the realm of communication services. Eduardo has a deep experience in standardization from different angles, including technical contribution, internal coordination, IPR management and working group chairmanship, and has represented Telefónica in different standardization and industrial organizations (ETSI, W3C, OMA, GSMA, NGMN, etc.)
Currently, as part of the Telefónica Patent Office, he has a strong focus on Intellectual Property and technology management, ensuring the best protection for the innovation performed within the Telefónica group and the freedom-to-operate for Telefónica product and services. He is also representing Telefónica in international fora debating around IP policies, as well as coordinating CIFRA, and EU H2020 project identifying potential solutions to the existing challenges in the ICT patent ecosystem.
Co-hosted with: Technology Club, Innovation & Design Club
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