Первая тема: Assessing Regulations and Laws
Первый спикер: Robert Cantrell, Founder of Strategy Innovators LLC and Registered Patent Agent at Jimenez IP Law
Robert Cantrell is registered patent agent and innovation coach with experience as an inventor, an intellectual property strategist, and a leader of patent research and analysis teams.
He worked in-house at Walmart legal to support patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation and now work as outside counsel. Robert supports inventors from the inception of ideas to the drafting, filing, and prosecution of patent applications, tapping into my own experience as an inventor on more than one hundred and fifty patent applications in drones, store robotics, data management, artificial intelligence, blockchain, packaging, and transaction security. He is an expert on principles of inventing and technology evolution from which to account both for where the state-of-the-art is and where it will likely be.
Extensive work in innovation sciences allows Robert to look horizontally across many technology disciplines to raise the quality and quantity of inventions produced by innovation teams and, from the results, to draft highly comprehensive patent filings.
Innovation | Patent Drafting | Patent Prosecution | Patent Portfolio Building | Strategic Planning | Leadership | Innovation Workshop Facilitation | Public Speaking | IP Training Curriculum Design | Continuous Improvement | Risk Mitigation | Emerging Technologies | Proposal Drafting | Business Development | Technology Strategy | Team Building | Documentary Filmmaking | Scriptwriting
Вторая тема: Strategy Development: Defining Your Niche
Второй спикер: Jon Atkinson, CEO at Idea Village
As CEO of Idea Village, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, Jon Atkinson leads the organization’s efforts to catalyze the entrepreneurship and innovation community, assemble companies through incubation an accelerate existing start-up companies to scale.
Active in the local investment community, Jon also serves as the Administrator for Lagniappe Angels, LLC. In this role, Jon manages operations of the investment group and is responsible for pipeline development, coordination of due diligence, and general administration of the group.
Jon previously served as Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development at Loyola University New Orleans, a program he helped found. In this role, he leads Loyola’s efforts to provide nationally recognized entrepreneurship education that will help build an innovation-ready workforce that serves New Orleans and the Gulf region.
At Loyola, Jon became a Lean Launchpad educator teaching MBA courses in technology commercialization, business model development, and customer development.
Jon holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Leadership and International Business from Tulane University, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma academic honors. His Bachelor of Arts in Economics is from Davidson College where European studies abroad and a finance internship in Hong Kong gave him extensive international experience.
At Tulane, Jon founded The Changemaker Institute, a social entrepreneurship incubator recognized as “Best in Class” by Ashoka. Additionally, Jon helped develop the “Propeller” social venture incubator and consulted directly for ventures in this program.
Jon’s unique combination of quantitative finance skills and qualitative management expertise yield a unique perspective on business and finance.
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