“Intellectual Property: It’s a strategy, not a collection ”-Wouter Roorda-02/26/2013 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
“Intellectual Property: It’s a strategy, not a collection ”
Event Date: 
02/26/2013 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Wouter Roorda
Event Speaker Title: 
Consultant, Patent Agent
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Event Speaker Bio: 

Wouter Roorda

Wouter Roorda, Ph.D., has almost 30 years of experience with research and product development in MedTech and Life Sciences, most recently as Director of R&D at the vascular device division of Abbott Labs. His expertise spans the entire spectrum from identifying unmet clinical needs to guiding the generation of new technology concepts to creating the Intellectual Property portfolio. He is a recipient of Abbott’s Volwiler Research Team Award, the highest scientific award at Abbott Labs, and is an inventor on 35 issued US patents and over 30 pending patent applications. He has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands
He currently operates a consultancy as a Patent Agent, assisting companies with their internal technology and IP portfolio development.

Event Details
Event Details: 

This presentation gives a number of examples of things management and technical staff at companies can do internally (or should not do!) to lay the foundation for a strategic IP portfolio that supports and protects their overall business strategy.
It is light on IP-technical items, but instead focuses on some simple do’s and don’ts and a few tools that can be used to make the IP process more engaging and, hopefully, more productive.
The goal is to help set up an easy to follow internal IP process that prepares better for the work of outside counsel and optimizes the use of the IP budget to create a stronger IP portfolio.