3rd Silicon Beach Conference

1 Feb - 3 Feb 2017

Session information

Session five: IP issues for start-ups

Thursday 2 February (1630 - 1730)


North American Regional Forum (Lead)


Strong intellectual property rights are crucial to obtaining funding and forging a strong path for the start-up business. This session will focus on strategies for efficiently and cost-effectively protecting IP rights for start-ups and how to avoid key mistakes. Topics include: • Limiting your IP spend by alternative fee arrangements – positives and negatives. • Dividing your IP dollar early stage, mid-development, late stage start-up • Should you protect your brand? • Do you actually own your content/app/video game? • Strategies for patenting apps. • Legal ramifications of open source software. • Data privacy issues.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Peter Brownlow
Rabi Narula Knobbe Martens, Irvine, California, USA


Yuli Takatsuki Fieldfisher LLP, Other City, California, USA